You happen a upon all sorts of things when driving around the countryside, one of those things was this;
This is a painted turtle, and as you can see in the photo he is missing part of his front right leg, hence the name Gimpy.
Cobra Commander and I spotted him close to the side of the road. Before I knew what was happening, the car was parked across someone’s driveway and CC had sprung into rescue mode. CC scooped Gimpy up into the bag and headed back to the car. I slid over to the drivers seat, I thought it best i drive incase Gimpy escaped. He made a valiant effort, but the bag proved to be too tricky.
We have at least 2 of these in the pond already, but weren’t sure of their type until we found Gimpy.
Off he goes to his new home, I hope he’s happy and plays nice with the other tutles