This is what my friend Beaufort just posted on Facebook:
Two years ago I rescued a Florida soft-shell turtle from a pond store in Michigan. Anybody trying to overwinter that turtle outdoors here would’ve killed it. The soft-shell, whose name is Blitzkrieg, is healthy and happy but outgrowing her 40-gallon tank. She needs to go to Florida. To a turtle rescue joint in Okeechobee, to be exact. I’m looking for a compassionate, conscientious person or persons driving to Florida for the winter who can take her with them and drop her off. Yes, I’m totally serious. Please let me know if you’re interested, and thanks.
Now, I am not in Michigan, or even near Michigan, but I would be willing to be part of a relay of drivers to get this turtle to safety. Please let me know if you can help, or are interested in an adventure.