A Colorado tortoise in the United States meets mating iron and crosses paths to find suitable habitats and water. Helping the turtle across the road is a good thing, but you should not put yourself or anyone else in danger.
The amphibian conservation association (PARC) and the US Department of Defense (DoD) of South Potomac, Colorado, delivered tips to help on-the-go drivers.
There are a few tips to help keep turtles safe while keeping others safe.
You should only help if the tortoise is at risk of transport and it is safe to move the turtle. Be aware of traffic or other dangers.
Use both hands to hold the turtle's body firmly. Tortoise should not take the tail.
When you move the turtle, move it in the direction that the turtle originally headed. If you move to the other side, the turtle will cross the road again in the direction you were heading.
At the moment of catching the turtle, you can bite or claw someone who helps you, or you can attack the feces. Be careful that a species such as a crocodile turtle or a zebra can turn your head greatly and water your opponent.
If possible, use a broom, shovel or large stick. Hand touching species must be able to escape from the road.
You do not have to move to the "proper area" where turtles can be released. Many turtles have caves and other features that are necessary for survival and move around the house.
Moving turtles away from their homes can expose them to predators or other factors.