A lady had called me and asked what do to with this box turtle they found in the yard... Since they have a few dogs and didn't want it to be eaten, they asked me if they could relocate it to the park. Since we've spotted another of the same species at the park, I had no issue with it. :)
She left it some food as a "house warming gift." :)
Eastern box turtle. Diet consists of herbs and earthworms. Too slow to catch insects or other small animals.
I found this 3-Toed Box Turtle crossing a county road, on a cloudy, cool, 68F day, at 11:35am.
Location: CVNP south of Ohio Turnpike. Near Stumpy Basin.
Found in upland forest on steep slope, eroded. Found two more turtles as I walked along the slope.
Bright orange legs orange eyes down below haircut trail
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.