Rescued turtle

This turtle was crawling across a busy road last saturday. Thankfully Jim was able to rescue him. He had some scrapes on his belly, but seemed to be ok. We took him home and put him on our deck so the kids could see him. He was a little shy and didn't want to come out of his shell so I went inside for a few minutes to get something. When I came back he was gone. He had chosen that time to come out of his shell, crawl to the edge of the deck and fall off. He hit the canoe and damaged part of his shell but still seemed to be ok. I didn't know that turtles can hiss, but this one hissed at me when I went to pick it up. I would probably be distressed too with the day he had.

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