Erin Rodriguez was taking her son out for a walk in her stroller one day. As he walked, he saw a tortoise that was somehow trapped in the fence.
This was not a new scene for him. She has helped many such turtles before.
So, he paused and thought of helping the poor turtle cross the fence. Rodriguez described the incident:
“I went to him and saw that his head and forelegs were stuck in the fence. I’m pretty sure the tortoise could have backed down, so I didn’t think it was really trapped. I was just his second. I wanted to help him get to the side because I’d seen him pass before.
1. Because the tortoise had been helped by Rodriguez before, he was quite comfortable with it.
Just as a clumsy habit, she photographed the tortoise so she could show it to her husband later. As he bent down to pick up the turtle, he realized that he was not alone.
There was a big sitting that was sitting under the turtle or the turtle was sitting on it.
2. It was a very venomous copper head snake.
But the tortoise sitting on it looked fine. Rodriguez said:
“I put the turtle down and backed away. I was shocked, and my heart stopped for maybe a second.
Explaining his situation, he added, “Suddenly I felt adrenaline and it was like I had to save a turtle.” Both the snake and the tortoise seemed quite calm and good in the situation.
But Rodriguez was terrified and wanted to save the turtle too. So she went ahead with her plan.
3. She lifted the tortoise with a shovel and carried it off the fence.
She was very careful not to disturb the snake. However, when the shovel came close, the snake quickly went down through the nearby hole.
Rodriguez was relieved that he had managed to get the snake to a safe place away from the fence and the snake. She shares, “I put the turtle down and it looked like it was completely unharmed, even though I was a little scared of the commotion.”
4. Once in the protected area, the tortoise continued its journey.
After that, Rodriguez slowly took the action that just happened. He has just helped a turtle and encountered a venomous snake.
Since then, he has not seen either of them again. However, now she is very careful whenever she picks up the turtles and always looks for the snakes under them.