It may be late August, but we should still be keeping our eyes open for turtles crossing the roads. On Friday, as I was approaching Newcomb, I passed a wood turtle crossing the road (a good-sized specimen, pushing 12" along the carapace). It was moving quite steadily along, but I've seen one too many turtles get run over by drivers who either don't see them or don't care. Luckily for the turtle there wasn't much traffic, but even so I stopped the car, backed up and parked right in the middle of 28N in order to render assistance. It was a good thing that I put on the four-way flashers, though, because just as I was setting the turtle up on the bank next to the road, a stream of cars approached. I was able to jump in the car and move on before they passed me.
Another good deed entered in my karmic logbook.
Let's be careful out there, folks.