Crossing the road. Stopped to move it out of the road.
Seemed to be laying eggs. I was in an open field, and its tail was above a small opening it the ground, which was almost filled with water. Turtle fled when I approached to investigate.
Crossing the road.
Wandering the corridor of my apartment complex, which happens to be next to a city park, Winfrey Point on White Rock Lake, and near White Rock Lake. Although I spotted it on a concrete slab, It was located near a prairie/grassland, from which it apparently wandered and to which I returned it.
Terrapene carolina. Lovettsville, Virginia, USA
The common box turtle (Terrapene carolina) is a species of box turtle with six existing subspecies. It is found throughout the eastern United States and Mexico. The box turtle has a distinctive hinged lowered shell (the box) that allows it to completely enclose itself. Its upper jaw is long and curved.