We put it down in the yard and tried to keep all the kids away from it, figuring it would venture out eventually.
And even though we didn't completely keep the kids away from it,we did a pretty good job and were out there long enough that we just knew that it would come out in time. They nearly always do, don't they? Nope, not this turtle. I'm telling you, I think we were out there for an hour or more, and that turtle only barely peeked his head out once. I guess he could tell from all the little crazies in the background that he'd be better off waiting it out rather than making a run for it. That's one smart turtle - he was probably right.
Bret watched it after we all went in. A few minutes after the door shut the last time, he said it went trucking off into the garden.
Like I said, one smart turtle. :)