Monday, May 19, 2008

Found in the backyard

We caught and released. Anyone know what kind he is?


  1. It's an Eastern Box Turtle. I kept one for about 5 years when I was a kid, fed him canned dog food. He was about the size of a quarter and grew to about the size of this one when I released him. I saw him several times over the years along the edge of woods and our yard. They are long-lived. Some are reported to live over 100 years.

  2. thanks, dad. upon further investigation, they usually live in the same small area all their lives. perhaps we have found a friend. it is a female.

  3. don't let her get in the car! ;)