Friday, June 25, 2010

Eastern Box Turtle... Nature on the Driveway...



These turtles are pretty common in Ohio, and are so beautiful in their colors & patterns.

We moved him to the creek. He seemed pretty happy & quite relieved to be put there after hissing at me for picking him up in the first place.

:o)

5 comments:

Patricia said...

You are so fortunate to have found a turtle. Although it may seem like they are common in your area, populations of box turtles are in decline nation wide.

It is also good that you did not try to bring this wild animal home.

Turtles have site fidelity, so take them in the direction they were heading across the road, but no more than 50 yards.

PussDaddy said...

He was a rather pretty turtle. Thanks for taking him back to where he belongs.

PussDaddy

Heather said...

So cute! It almost looks like he's posing for the camera. :D

Hello there! My name is June said...

He's safe & sound back in the creek area. It seems he may have been crossing the drive to get to the other side of the creek. We're so happy to have them in the yard & agree...that's where these turtles belong. They wouldn't be happy in the house I'm sure!

who.knows.what.dreams.may.go said...

turtles are scary! i didn't know they hissed....