The turtle was so big our neighbor could see it crawling across our yard from her house across the street. We are guessing he came from the creek at the edge of our neighborhood. Eli liked seeing the Turtle but we couldn't let him get too close...the turtle wasn't exactly friendly. We decided it was best if Stephen returned him to his home. Just glad Pita didn't find the turtle first. I'm not sure who would have come our on top.