Driving west on State 96 short of Medina recently, I saw an impressive turtle sitting just across the centerline.
|Whooping crane training at the White River Marsh, Princeton.|
I watched in the rearview mirror as a pickup truck bore down on it and then edged over to avoid the turtle. Once I shed the traffic around me, I turned around and went back to do the Boy Scout routine and help the turtle across the highway.
When I got to the spot, the turtle was gone, apparently already helped to the shoulder by someone else. Faith in humanity restored.
My opinion of some of my fellow Wisconsinites had been flagging after reading about two instances of interaction with wildlife.