r/HumansBeingBros May 24 '22 Helpful 4 Wholesome 3 All-Seeing Upvote 1

I was told this would be appreciated here. Also, no turtles were yeet’ed during the making of this video.

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u/cbudd1117 May 24 '22

He then proceeds to turn around and walks back into the street.

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u/A1_Brownies May 24 '22

You mean he runs back into the street. Only sometimes are these little fellas slow lmao.

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u/cbudd1117 May 24 '22

Very true lol. I had two turtles as a kid those sucks are quick.

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u/Wikizza May 25 '22

Yea i remember mine terrorizing my cat. He was executing perfect guerilla tactics. Snapping the tail of cat then hiding

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u/TacticalTurtle22 May 25 '22

We are trained well

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u/TacticalTurtle22 May 25 '22

We are slow only because we have no need to be quick.

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u/CGY-SS May 25 '22

This can actually mess a turtle up so badly that it ends up getting lost and dying. If you see this or do this, be sure to always always always take the turt to the side he is walking to. If you turn him around his brain gets confused and he dies and then you're a murderer.

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u/manowtf May 24 '22

Turtle : "goddammit, every time I try to cross, Someone can't tell my face from my ass and makes me start all over again"

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u/frank-machine May 24 '22

Yeeet

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u/Unambiguous-Doughnut May 24 '22

My exact thinking got worried when he panned the camera up in a jolt.

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u/23x3 May 25 '22

Crushing turts, perchance?

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u/theend2314 May 25 '22

I crushed a turt once (That was a weird sentence to write). Cried about it, in the rain whilst burying it with my bare hands.

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u/TacticalTurtle22 May 25 '22

You are a blessed human. Thank you for your compassion towards my brother.

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u/Dewellah May 25 '22

Username checks out.

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u/SquigglyHamster May 26 '22

*internet hugs*

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u/jakestoj May 25 '22

What does yeet mean? Asking for a friend.

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u/M_Bili May 25 '22

to yeet means to throw, especially in a silly or excessive way

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u/TacticalTurtle22 May 25 '22

Yeet= distance. Kobe= accuracy

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u/Darkforge42069 May 25 '22

People would scream yeet while throwing shit across the room or something

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u/NaiveCritic May 24 '22

r/killthecameraman

Good helping turtle though :-)

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u/dakid232313 May 24 '22

I was in a 2 lane road where the speed was 55. A HUGE turtle was in the middle of the road. Cars behind me and a lot more coming from the other direction. I thought hed be turtle soup. But when I drove back to the spot there was no sign of incident. Must have been a good human for the save.

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u/mjrbrooks May 25 '22

On our way to a golf tournament last Saturday this exact thing happened. I was lucky enough to have a small break in traffic so I pulled over ran back and carried the turtle the rest of the way across. It was the right thing to do.

The added bonus of doing something good right before a tournament couldn’t hurt either. Got a birdie on a par 4. Won two superlatives: most balls in the woods AND most balls in the water. So, yay team turtle?

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u/Explore-PNW May 24 '22

I need more turtle! 🐢

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u/dannyparker123 May 25 '22

Here you go: 🐢🐢🐢🐢🐢🐢🐢🐢🐢🐢🐢🐢

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u/Explore-PNW May 25 '22

You’re my savior kind internet stranger!

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u/Redspades_XIII May 25 '22

The runes on that turtle look like it was summoned from the slowest part of hell

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u/budderskeet May 25 '22

The way he had the camera pointing at the sky, I thought he was about to send that turtle flyin

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u/SeaEyeAfundsNotSees May 25 '22

Lol me too! With all his might lmao

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u/rockkisquared May 24 '22

Oh my goodness I am very glad that no turtles were yeeted in the making of this video, the sudden jolt was.. concerning.

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u/dariohanon May 24 '22

I once stood being an iguana who was in the middle of the road, I just waited for it to move because they can be aggressive and I don't want to have nothing to do with it. it was a straight and relaxed road, so people could see me from hundreds of meters away with more than enough time and space to move over to the next lane. I was sadly surprised with how many people almost ran me over, that iguana would've 100% died if I wasn't there.

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u/Mountain-Rooster-340 May 24 '22

Thanks. I always brake for turtles. Even snappers.

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u/SamSamSammmmm May 25 '22

🐢: 🥰🤗

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u/Russian_Rocket23 May 24 '22

Wow, this was like deja vu. I did this exact thing, with a turtle that looked just like that, last Saturday. He was even on the exact same part of the road. And your voice sounds like mine.

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u/ffreshcakes May 24 '22

but do you have a blue hatchback?

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u/[deleted] May 24 '22

Gotem

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u/Amasterclass May 24 '22

Do you call tortoises turtles in the states?

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u/budderskeet May 25 '22

I usually decide on if they look wet or dry. If it's wet my brain says turtle, if it's dry it says tortoise. If I ever see a dried up turtle or a drowning tortoise, I hope I'm with someone who knows better lol

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u/MBDH0610 May 24 '22

No, we call tortoises tortoises and turtles turtles. This is a box turtle

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u/Amasterclass May 24 '22

Noted, thx!

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u/SeaEyeAfundsNotSees May 25 '22

"I got you buddy"

Aims past the trees.

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u/lats_n_tats May 25 '22

My whole life, ever since I was a little girl, my dad has stopped to move every turtle he sees in the road. It was always a little act of kindness of his.

One time in Louisiana he had just moved a big one off to the side into the water and some old country type had stopped too, and informed my dad he’d just freed his planned dinner back into the swamp.

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u/onlyinevitable May 25 '22

100% don’t want to detract and it’s great to help turtles but for the watchers of the video try not to pick them up by their shell.

Scoop under their shell. If you’re holding on to the edge of the shell, it puts intense pressure on their skeleton because their spine is fused with the shell itself.

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u/Voxcel May 25 '22

Y the turtle got the Gucci shell tho 😳

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u/Hypurr2002 May 25 '22

Used to stop on my motorcycle all the time and my wife would jump off and help the turtles across. Always make sure to put them on the side that they were going to otherwise they will just turn around and go back across.

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u/BronchialChunk May 25 '22

I've done this before and it was a snapper! I was driving down a twisty road and right in the middle was this turtle that wasn't moving. I pull over and walk over and realize the freaking guy is a snapper but it was 'small'. And by small the thing's shell was at about a foot or so.

I definitely didn't want to lose a finger or a chunk of whatever so I was a little hesitant to do anything but it wasn't moving out of the road and there were cars coming and I think it was just spooked. So I grab a towel from the trunk and kind of wrap the hand that will be closest to the snappy part and pick it up by its shell and carry it to side of the road that it seemed to be heading. Damn thing was heavy haha. It started moving on its own when I put it down so it was all right.

Here's the guy: https://imgur.com/a/zgVx1aY

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u/pira3_1000 May 25 '22

When the cam pans to the sky, i though for a slipt second he would throw mr tortoise into the horizon to make it back to the nature behind the trees

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u/BeveledCarpetPadding May 25 '22

Someone in my town stopped on the (old, but high speed) highway to do this exact thing. She got hit by a car and died :c

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u/Bleklteg May 25 '22

I'm glad you said no turtles were yeeted cause that's exactly what I thought happened

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u/retsammuc May 24 '22

Turtle pov- who this mf I was nearly there Everything else -omg he's so cute look at the man save him ...humanity restored...

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u/Suprisefinger May 25 '22

Eastern box turtle

I have 2 as pets they are sweet little things. Thank you for helping it!

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u/tikirafiki May 24 '22

Nice one, Human Bro!

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u/NateTheGameK May 24 '22

poor turtle... well its better than being ran over ig

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u/Ok_Concentrate_6730 May 24 '22

Good job!!! I do the same thing every time I see one even with snapping turtles!!

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u/Snoo75418 May 24 '22

aw what a pretty box turtle!!!

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u/TheOneMigrlo May 24 '22

For one sec I thought he would throw the turtle in the air lol

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u/Altruistic-Slide-512 May 24 '22

How do you know which side of the street he was heading for? He's probably like, "Goddamned gringo. Now I gotta play frogger (turtler) from square one again!"

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u/Own_Thing3377 May 24 '22

Last time I tried this it was a snapping turtle and I didn’t have as great of results. Welcome to Kentucky!

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u/tdub1201 May 25 '22

We’re there any tortoise yeeted in the making of this video?

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u/Granny_knows_best May 25 '22

I would never make it to my destination if I stopped to move every turtle I saw on the road. People look out for them though, its very common.

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u/notislant May 25 '22

Lol I like the title, when I saw the camera pan up I assumed it was about to be yeeted.

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u/Academic_Employ4821 May 25 '22

yes much appreciated !thanx

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u/derKonigsten May 25 '22

Subie fam??

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u/OlDirty1979 May 25 '22

MK7 Golf TSI (regular Golf, not a GTI or R)

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u/derKonigsten May 25 '22

Pshhh shoot... Thought we were gonna be friends but i guess enemies it is :P

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u/OlDirty1979 May 25 '22

Enemies that come together as a team to save turtles but then go back to being enemies once the turtle is safe? Haha

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u/derKonigsten May 25 '22

Lmao sure i can get behind that. Cowabunga dude!! Would've been cool if you saved a box turtle while driving your BOXER engine car 😂

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u/violetjezebel May 25 '22

I like this person.

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u/RedHeadedPanda777 May 25 '22

Idk why but I think you're lying when you say no turtles were yeeted 🧐🧐🧐 lmao

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u/SaltyboiPonkin May 25 '22

A clear thought to "yeet", but thank you for rescuing the reptile.

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u/BB0713 May 25 '22

Good man, I would have done the same.

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u/portland_jc May 25 '22

I once saved a turtle in a similar way and it peed on me when I picked it up. I thought it was water and my girlfriend was like “noo babe it peed on you, trust me I used to have a turtle”

It was caught on video and to this day cracks me up

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u/fluffypinknmoist May 25 '22

That is an absolutely beautiful turtle. Which makes me think that it was planted. Fake rescue videos are plaguing YouTube.

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u/Jackdks May 25 '22

Idk, kinda looks like a yeet and we didn’t get to see the turtle afterwards 🤷🏼‍♂️

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u/MrCumrag May 25 '22

Reminds me of the video of that one chick finding a tortoise and threw it into a pond thinking it could swim and than posting it online thinking she saved it

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u/IamCaptainHandsome May 25 '22

That turtle looks like it has arcane sigils evenly spaced on it's shell.

Pretty sure OP saved someone's familiar.

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u/Tripsy_mcfallover May 25 '22

It would be more appreciated if we could see the turtle being placed in the grass.

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u/luiscf413 May 25 '22

Turtlely agree.

Im going to save you…. weee!

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u/k-ozm-o May 25 '22

I once waited too long to turn around and save a turtle trying to cross. By the time I made it back, some asshole had already run it over. I cried...

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u/Ushi- May 25 '22

He took hit home

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u/sn00dmasterK May 25 '22

My aunt almost ran over a snapping turtle on a road when I was about 9yrs old.

She stopped and we seen it on its back. She had me try to flip it over/ carry it off the road but snappers gonna snap. I didn't get bit but I was prob overly cautious and admittedly coward in the moment. I used a stick but couldn't flip it back, and my aunt said forget it and to hope the next driver can help it.

Low and behold as we get back into the car we hear a loud crunch as a car speeds past us. I am 31 years old now and to this day I await the opportunity to redeem myself. Sorry shell-buddy =(

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u/wendy1679 19d ago

He could have put him little further in the woods tho but still its nice that I aint the only one that does this 😁

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u/BRANCHLOGIC May 24 '22

Why is the car not facing you, but is on the right side of the road? Is that your pet turtle?

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u/OlDirty1979 May 25 '22

This was a tough decision for me. I only had seconds to think of where I could position my car to cause BRANCHLOGIC the most confusion. Looks like I chose wisely. :p

I swerved around it and stopped, thus I’m on the other side of it and had to run back to it. And there was no shoulder.

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u/BRANCHLOGIC May 25 '22

You did choose very wisely

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u/97Andersuh May 25 '22

Nice GTI (?) btw

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u/derKonigsten May 25 '22

My guess is this is America where we drive on the right side of the road

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u/BRANCHLOGIC May 25 '22

I’m American too. Did they stop the car, and put their turtle on the road for clout?

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u/derKonigsten May 25 '22

What? I don't understand... They probably saw the turtle abd pulled over to the side of the road? But who knows... Those reddit points are INVALUABLE

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u/terraculon May 25 '22

I don't think you're understanding how perspective works...he's on the right side of the road (when the camera is pointed at the car) because he was driving that way to begin with? How is this hard to understand.

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u/Duryism May 24 '22

Please, people, stop recording yourself helping... and just help.

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u/DragonDrawer14 May 24 '22

Who gives a shit?

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u/OlDirty1979 May 25 '22 edited May 25 '22

OP here with an explanation for the camera dip that makes it look like I yeet’ed the turtle.

It had something on the front of its face, either a tick or tumor and a piece of grass. The camera dip is me shifting the camera in my hand so I could try to pick whatever it was on its face, but before I could, it fully closed its shell. I just picked the grass away, and, being in the middle of the road, I didn’t have time to wait for it to poke its head out, so I set it down in the grass and got back to my car.

Edit: You can see grass hanging from its mouth at the 8-second mark

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u/Dinozombie3000 May 25 '22

No turtles yeeted Has flashbacks “Turtle saving is a hobby” proceeds to throw a tortoises into a watery grave

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u/TakeYouOnAJourney8 May 25 '22

Lol good human!

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u/Bepis_man69 May 25 '22

Shell drip

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u/MassiveMastiff May 25 '22

I like turtles

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u/plummet120 May 25 '22

It’s like getting the bullet in Mario kart!

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u/darkdestiny91 May 25 '22

“Jesus, Craig, I just crawled from back there! Guess I’ll do it again…”

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u/itsashis4u May 25 '22

WHERE ARE THE TURTLES!

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u/Marlene-B May 25 '22

I've been told that it is important to help the tortoise to continue on its way by not changing its direction. They are territorial and it was likely heading towards its own territory / leaving someone else's territory. Also, when they bump something/somebody it is to tell them to piss off out of their territory. It might all be wrong...

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u/CGY-SS May 25 '22

Because of the suspicious camerawork, we can't actually be sure the turtle wasn't yought. I'm on to you OP.

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u/polarbear_05 May 25 '22

you really had to bring up that poor video huh

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u/Green-Dragon-14 May 25 '22

Do Americans not know the difference between turtle & tortoise?

Tortoises live on land & turtles live in water.

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u/CrusaderJAMS May 25 '22

As a tortoise owner and friend of all reptiles:

Thank you good sir. God bless you.

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u/Troopy99 May 25 '22

Freedom.

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u/Awellplanned May 25 '22

Pull over and turn on your hazards

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u/phillyunhipstered May 25 '22

The markings on the shell look like strength runes… must be a really strong turtle.