Yeah I leave them be if in fairway. We had this one cross our path about a month ago. He's bigger than the picture gives credit for, huge turtle just chilling in the fairway right in my worm burner line.
What's scary is to think of how small that guy is in relation to saltwater crocodiles. I'm guessing that gator is around 10 feet? This guy is 18+ feet and he's missing a leg!
There are some scary freaking animals out there.
Fairway? I think ok to let him/her be. Don't think a golf ball can embed in a shell. Don't think you can even crack it.
Street? Absolutely move them. Car weight can crush them. I have stopped my car, picked up turtles from street many a times and expedited their journey to the other side. Be careful if you pick up a snapping turtle. Bite strong enough to break a finger bone.
My driving has always been erratic until last week, when it became consistently poor. Out of 28 drives Friday and Saturday, I sliced 26. Everything I had been taught would not stop that ball gliding over to the right. I was tempted just to aim the ball left, but from experience knew this would mean the ball would go straight, and probably out of bounds. On the Saturday I was against a friendly stranger, who at the end of the game told me what to do. Firstly he said, move the ball nearer your front foot, and you will get more distance. Secondly, take your right foot back half a foots distance, and finally close the club face a little. He told me these were tips given to him by a pro, and very rarely slices a ball. I was playing in a comp the next day, so I got to the course early and whacked a bucket of calls. Every drive I hit went straight (ish). Knowing that what happens on the range isn't always the same as what happens on the course, I didn't expect to much. Out of the 14 times I used my driver 13 went straight, and I duffed one. I ended up coming 2nd with 37 points, and was only beaten by a bandit who scored 42. I played another round on the Monday, and again every drive went straight, and I hit my first 300 yarder, albeit wind assisted. I am desperately hoping this won't change, but I know what golf is like !!