An Eastern Box Turtle, crossing the road away from the preserve. At a turtle's pace.
I stopped, then slowed traffic, and offered a little help.
Without the "Turtles Crossing" sign, I doubt folks would have known why I was standing in the road, let alone slowed...
Thanks, Allendale Police!
(Insane to have a 40 mph speed limit on this highway, especially next to a nature preserve with egg-laying turtles. Need to petition the county, since turnpike is a county road.)
More on this species of special concern here.