My cousin Jill, from Michigan, sent these photos of a Box Turtle that her husband Joe found when out mowing their lawn. Their grand daughters were coming to visit last weekend and they thought about keeping it to show the girls, but Jill said she felt guilty about keeping it captive, so they let the turtle go. Unfortunately, when they went on a turtle hunt last weekend, it was no where to be found.
Doesn't he/she seem to be looking at the camera defiantly?
He/she was a good sized Box Turtle. It has definitely found a good environment to live and thrive.