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The water turtle

Last summer,on an afternoon while i was in the garden doing some chores to keep it clean.

Suddenly someone was calling me.A woman ,who stood at the frontdoor holding a waterturtle fom about 20 cm in her hands

She told me that my turtle was escaped and was about to cross the road(we don’t have a turtle at all)

We live in a very noisy street,wich is full of traffic

It would be certainly hit by a car or a truck

When i took the waterturtle in my hands it looked straight at me(in the eyes)It seemed not to worry at all.

The shield was slightly damaged probably from an other accident

I put the turtle in the backyard,our two dogs where more scared of the turtle than the other way around.

I was surprised that within a minute the turtle was heading again in to the direction of the street

I took the turtle and walked to the canal near by our home and put it on the edge.

The turtle took a 1m dive after stretching it’s back legs in to position

It didn’t look back,without a twinkling or giving any signal

Appearently it knew that I would bring it back now to a better place

So i did.

I wonder now what has become of the turtle

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