Found crossing Johnson Road from east to west. Johnson Rd is a wide well-maintained dirt road, south of Interstate 10, in flat, desert grassland habitat. I believe this individual is male.
about 6 inches long...
Found in road, I turned around and moved it off the road in the same direction it was pointing in. Running late for work, so this is the only photo I had time for .
Terrapene ornata is a species of North American box turtle sometimes referred to as the western box turtle or ornate box turtle.