Made an unexpected critter friend

While canvassing the forest in a grid pattern in search of a wounded deer, I came across this critter:


I’ve contacted the Virginia Herpetological Society who identified it as an Eastern Box Turtle and urged me to add the encounter to their catalog.


One thought on “Made an unexpected critter friend

  1. dave willmore says:

    I believe the red eyes make it a male, whereas a female would have yellow or orange eyes. Then again, I might have it backwards.


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