On the side of a small road, under some power lines.
Captured to photograph and released.
Found buried slightly into grass
Crossed path of this feisty box turtle in a large, overgrown field.
Photo included of habitat.
It was moving along vigorously, about as fast as a box turtle can move.
Predates the opening of my eyes to turtles, so pictures could be better.
About 6" carapace, highly domed.
One live box turtle in wooded area near trail west of parking lot, south of large pines
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.