Terrapene ornate ornata
Saved from the dogs in my backyard.
As I was walking down a dirt jeep trail, following the completion of a Yellow-billed cuckoo survey, I saw this box turtle quickly moving into the brush. With not enough time to take out my ruler, I took a couple of photos. He confused me at first because, though he had the red eyes and head of a box turtle, I didn't see the heavy markings of an ornate box turtle.
It was about 11 a.m., and had rained the previous evening. The turtle was about 8" long. Appeared to be a male. This was a casual observation.
Terrapene ornata is a species of North American box turtle sometimes referred to as the western box turtle or ornate box turtle.