Well, not sure if snapping turtles are really worth saving, but it was just a "cute" little baby! I saw it crawling onto my town's bicycle / walking path and figured if I left him there he'd get squished or stomped, etc. So I picked it up and carried it nearly a mile down the path and put him in an area that I thought would be safe for it, a little cove along the creek where there isn't a swift current to sweep him away. I plopped him on a little stick at the edge of the water and continued my stroll with the kids. I was pushing the kids in their stroller.