I encountered this medium-sized turtle (I am guessing it was about 8" long) wandering around the parking area at the gas station several days ago. It was headed away from the highway, so I guessed it was safe for the moment. Another person was there looking after him/her.
After doing a little research I am guessing this was a Yellow Bellied Slider. Any experts out there who want to weigh in?
Here is information from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow-bellied_slider.
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is Allie (Teenie) Scott's 1968 story of
Simon Garrish, Jr. and the US Life-Saving horse, Sambo. You can read it
by clicking here: www.villagecraftsmen.com/news042116.htm.