A Maine DOT crew found a tiny turtle on a job site Tuesday. Credit: Courtesy of Maine DOT

PORTLAND, Maine — A Maine DOT crew found a tiny turtle on a job site Tuesday.

The Maine DOT tweeted Tuesday morning that one of its workers thought they saw a small rock moving on its own.

It turns out it was a turtle hatchling.

How it wound up on the job site isn’t clear.

The crews placed it by the waterway it was trying to get to, out of danger’s way.