I'm not sure if it's a boy or a girl because I didn't turn it over to check. I'm not joking - the males have a concave underside. But girl or boy, at this time of year it's almost certainly out looking for a mate, which makes it pretty frisky for an old turtle. From the size and the faded shell, my guess is 50 to 60 years old. That means the turtle and I are contemporaries. If we'd had time to chat we could have compared growing up in the 1960's and being young adults during those weird disco-70's. But I was pressed for time and just gave him a safe escourt across the road.