Adult AOR with rangelands on both sides of highway. Removed to vegetated shoulder in the direction it was headed.
Adult alive on road but flipped over by vehicle collision. Animal removed to onto vegetated shoulder. Natural rangelands close by as well as vegetated road shoulder.
Large ancient magnficent adult alive on road when first seen. I made a u-turn to photo, GPS and remove the turtle in front an oncoming truck, and as I was trying to flash headlights and point at the turtle, the driver was watching me and crushed the turtle. Wretched, and I here I was trying to save the animal from harm.
Terrapene ornata is a species of North American box turtle sometimes referred to as the western box turtle or ornate box turtle.