the smoooooshed turtle

9 May

i’m very sad to say that i ran over a turtle today. shiver. i got in the car in our driveway, put it in reverse & went maybe a few inches and heard a loud crack and thought it sounded like a glass bottle or something. so i immediately stopped and walked around to the back of the car only to find a HUGE turtle 1/2 under the wheel and 1/2 out. so what do i do?  what any 28 year old adult would do. i run around the car (yes all the way around the car, even though the turtle was on the driver’s side), jump in & slam the door as fast as i could…as if the turtle was going to be mad and attack me. i called ryan, who was inside the house, and told him about this tragedy and asked him what i should do….i’m thinking, do i continue to just run him over to get out? i couldn’t tell if he was completely smooshed or just stuck.  so ryan came out  & told me to pull up a little…then he informed me that there was goo everywhere and yes, it was in fact too late for any chance of survival so to go ahead and run over the little guy. so, i put the car in reverse, cover my ears literally and drove off, feeling the bump and all. then, i got my first glance of the nastiness, while addi’s in the background asking (very excited), “mommy where is the turtle? i wanna see him!” now i just have one question, when there is roadkill in your driveway, who is responsible for cleaning it up?????

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3 Responses to “the smoooooshed turtle”

  1. Jennifer May 9, 2009 at 5:38 pm #

    hahahahahaha! that’s the funny story EVER!!! Thanks for a good laugh. 🙂

    I once ran over a squirrel and could feel the ‘bump’ for miles. I get the shivers just thinking about it.

    ha ha ha! still laughing!! 🙂 🙂

  2. Jessica May 9, 2009 at 9:56 pm #

    The husband cleans it up of course!

    • tracidixon May 10, 2009 at 4:36 pm #

      or your loving dad who has a flat shovel. 😉

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