Bud, the rescued kitty is now a rescuer!! This week he found several baby snapping turtles in dire need.
Some were trapped between rocks, one was upside down, and a one was stranded in the tall grass. Without help, they were doomed. When Bud found them, I picked them up and took them to the boat ramp and launched them into the Mississippi River.
He found the first two in the woods on Tuesday. When I was taking them to the water, I came across 4 more in the road. There are lots of crushed little turtles in the road, so I picked them up and took them along to the shore. On my back, I found 3 more in the road and launched them, too. That evening, on my way out of the campground to get a bucket of chicken, I found a baby alligator snapping turtle in the road. He got launched at the boat ramp, too. That made 10 in one day!
Today, Bud found 5 more little turtles. They all got helped to the river, too.
Here are pictures of some of the babies.
And here is one swimming in the river.