Box Turtle

It’s the time of the year for terrapins (or three-toed box turtles) to be active. This one was found crawling along our driveway. Interesting to note that three-toed box turtles often have four toes. A scientific study of box turtles in Missouri utilized Labrador retrievers to locate turtles buried in the leaves. Over 3,000 box turtles were collected this way.