today seems to be their coming out party. hadn't seen one at all but passed 8 repto-pancakes
on the way to/home from beach. save them if you can (without getting smushed yourself) and
be aware while driving and perhaps increase your following distance. would love
to hear about any (safe) hi-way heroics...
Oh, the poor friggin' turtles. I moved a couple of box turtles out of my road last month. It's a dead end residential road but gets more traffic than I expected due to joyriding rednecks. Years ago I rescued another box turtle from an interstate in Maryland.
I've read that you should move them out of the road in the direction in which they were going, so that's what I do. I once found a large and very cranky snapping turtle on a country road. I got a snow brush out of the trunk and waved it in the turtle's face and that snapper charged the brush, snapping at the bristles, all the way out of the road and into the woods, where it stomped off with a mouthful of red bristles.