A turtle came to call today.
We knew at once, he must not stay.
Too many cats and dogs around
And so a new home must be found.
He had a piece of broken shell,
But otherwise, appeared quite well.
We patched it with epoxy and
He wiggled wildly in my hand.
We took him to some marshland, where,
We hope he'll find a mate to share
The life this wetland will provide
And give them ample spots to hide.
They like to bask on sunny days
On logs and banks and when one lays,
The eggs are left in summer heat,
In grassy nests, until complete
And little turtles soon will show,
They know exactly where to go.
Down to the nearest water so,
They can begin to feed and grow!
Betty Lou Hebert