This little box turtle wandered into my yard from the back woods. He looks a little lost. After I took these photos, he slowly made his way back to the deep grass and into the woods.
“Box turtles are North American turtles of the genus Terrapene. Although box turtles are superficially similar to tortoises in terrestrial habits and overall appearance, they are actually members of the American pond turtle family (Emydidae). The 12 taxa which are distinguished in the genus are distributed over six species.” ~bing.com
Little Box Turtle
Photo: Dwight L. Roth