Shout out to patient drivers
To the editor:
On April 8 while driving east on West Gulf Drive, there was a dark lump in the middle of the road — a turtle. I stopped and oncoming traffic stopped, and I moved the turtle to the side of the road. No traffic moved until I was safely back in my car.
The next morning as I started to turn into the street to The Sanctuary Golf Club clubhouse, there was a police car with all lights flashing at the side of the road guarding a large soft-shelled turtle in the road.
Shortly later, on Sanibel-Captiva Road both lines of traffic were stopped and a man appeared to be standing in the middle of the road. I realized he was pacing very slowly beside a gopher tortoise crossing the road. Again the drivers were very patient and no one moved till both lanes were clear.
Here’s a big shout out of thanks to all you wonderful Sanibel drivers.