Bennie the Turtle
How Did He Do It?
This guy's name is Bennie ... bestowed that name by our 4-year-old grandson, Henry. (Our family's budding storyteller and future New York Times' Bestselling author, I'm sure ...)
Bennie somehow made his way up 5 steps and onto our neighbor's deck the other night. They noted his presence there after hearing him tap at their patio doors.
I guess Bennie wanted their attention. Or help.
My question is this: How does a turtle tackle and make it up all those steps? Especially a turtle of this size? Bennie was no small dude.
My neighbor and I wanted to help Bennie get back home, so we loaded him up in a galvanized tub and delivered him to our backyard, which backs up to the local golf course.
No small fete, as Bennie was a good "snapper" and had some good sized claws on him too. He also was fairly heavy. Obviously a hearty eater.
Last seen, Bennie was scurrying across the 8th tee box of the course. Well, turtle scurrying anyway. We figure Bennie's home is the pond located on the next golf hole ...
Good luck, Bennie!