My family and I live on Manitoulin Island, Canada. It’s the largest freshwater island in the world and this place has more than its share of unique and endangered animals. Occasionally, some of our homestead wildlife needs a helping hand, too.
Click below to watch a video I shot a few years back as my son, Jacob, and I bring a rare Blanding’s turtle back to the lake it wandered away from more than half a mile away. Turtles like this often wander into dangerous areas near roads in spring, as they look for places to lay eggs in sand. This one passed many sandy areas on its way to our driveway, so I’m not sure what it was thinking.