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Shout out to patient drivers

By Staff | Apr 20, 2021

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.

Robin Krivanek