This turtle had just crossed the road about a mile from home. Pulled the car over so the girls could get a better look at the turtle.
We stopped about ten feet from the turtle to look at it. A few seconds later it literally JUMPED off the ground towards us. Even though it moved probably only a few inches, it was more than enough to keep us far away from it.
My friend, Mark, and his wife and dog were visiting from Massachusetts. Mark got out of his car to look at the turtle as well. He was equally freaked out by it and wasn't going in for a closer look either.