I was following a little game trail thru a thicket when movement a bit to the right of the trail caught my eye. By the time I spotted the turtle, it had spotted me and gone into hiding. This was my very first time to see one in the wild. I'd seen a lot of captive box turtles growing up as my mother had a community of them in her back yard.
Three-toed Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina triunguis)