Two Ausgrid workers have stuck their necks out for a turtle in trouble.
On Friday, substation technicians Richard Christie and Bob Mansini rescued the turtle from a busy road in New South Wales.
The turtle, dubbed Terry, was spotted walking across the road near Ausgrid’s Maitland depot.
Mr Mansini said they could see the turtle was in a dangerous spot.
“We saw two cars pass right over it and it was almost hit by a motorcycle,” he said.
The crew pulled over and waited for a break in traffic before Mr Christie, a passionate wildlife lover, scooped Terry up off the road and moved him safely to bushland.
“It felt good to be able to just take a moment and help save the turtle that probably would’ve been crushed if we hadn’t stopped,” Richard said.
Mr Mansini agreed and said it made for a great story to tell the kids.
“It only cost us two minutes to stop and help and it was a good outcome all round,” Bob said.