Team Members Rescue a Box Turtle in Tyler, Texas
April 20, 2015
On their way back from lunch last week, Charles Ridgeway, Jennie Shephard and Cherie Smith passed this big box turtle in the parking area on the road to Tyler Pipe. As safety professionals they of course were immediately concerned for the turtle’s safety so they turned the car around and Jennie got out of the car and chased the turtle down. We all know turtles are slow, but they’re also crafty and he crawled under the tire of Cherie’s rental car.
Jennie warned, “Whatever you do, don’t move the car!” They of course were following good safety practices and the car was in park. Jennie removed her shoe and used it to persuade the turtle to crawl out from under the car. Realizing he was no match for Jennie, the turtle surrendered. It was a group effort to get Jennie and the turtle in the car since Jennie’s hands were full with her new friend.
They happily relocated their new friend to a grassy area where he would be safe and sound. Jennie said, “Every life at Tyler Pipe is important and we must do our best to protect them.”