We did an early morning nature walk today, and the guys stumbled upon the cutest little critter:
The guys instantly recognized this as our state reptile, the eastern box turtle. Of course, they wanted to keep him as a pet, but settled for some extended observation time and numerous pictures. 🙂 Looks like we’ll be talking turtles today for science class.
More Turtle Talk:
The Box Turtle Connection (awesome pdf book!)
ARKive Box Turtle Info (with lots of pics & video)