It’s a long story but I ended up with this baby box turtle and it couldn’t be released where it was found. I called the wildlife vet and they said to just turn it loose in a wooded area away from the road.. One fall later, I found the perfect spot.
Please don’t remove turtles from their home base. They are homebodies. If you have to take one to a wildlife rehabber for an injury, please provide the rehabber with the exact location where you found it for eventual release there. If you have to help one cross a road, just move it in the direction it was traveling and release it in the grass going in that same direction.
I hope this little guy makes it ok.