We were taking a ride the other day when Phil suddenly stopped the car. He said there was something in the road and wondered what it was. (Click on blog link for other photo.)
As we back up, I jumped out and saw this Eastern Box Turtle in the middle of the road. It was about 6-7″ in diameter and was huddled all inside his shell, as we must have scared him driving by.
I carefully picked it up and put it in the woods by the side of the road. Thankfully, no other cars had gotten there first. Beautiful little turtle, don’t you think? Look at those patterns on its shell!