My girlfriend Suzannah and I were driving down West KL Avenue in Kalamazoo yesterday after work when I noticed three kids beating the ground with a stick.

Suzannah pointed out that it wasn't the ground they were beating — it was some kind of animal.

We turned the car around, and the kids scattered.

When we walked up to the animal in front of the Mount Royal apartments, I found this big turtle lying on the ground surrounded by broken sticks. The poor guy was understandably very defensive. His mouth was wide open and ready to chomp.

I put him in a box and took him to my car. We drove him to a little body of water at a nearby trailer park and let him go.

We weren't able to get a picture of him as he tried to bite my finger. But yeah, I did my part to make my girlfriend like me a little more.


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