Originally Posted by Rivercats
Forgot to tell you all you have to do is if its crossing, move it to the side it is heading, if you put it back on the side he is coming from he'll usually just try crossing again. Suning can be tricky, mostly we just try to move them back a ways off the road but on the same side. You don't have to give em a road trip as you can actually get them lost from their territory... but you get an A+ for your messy yet heroic deed!
Since your familiar with the area, highway 185 that leads from potosi to Sullivan. The turtles are super common on MO highways. I have an aunt on the hill who had 3 common, I assume box turtles living in her yard, it's a small maybe 6X15 or 20 area where they garden. They have been there for years and she feeds them veggies every morning. My uncle kept them in the house before she moved in. 4 years ago my grandpa passed, he had a turtle who lived in my basement for 30+ years my 50+ year old dad remembers the turtle 'Warson' from when he was about 10 yrs old. So he was at least 35 we released him far off the highway in southern mo. I wish we had kept him but we figured it was time for him to have a normal turtle life
good for your daughter and you.