eastern box turtleMy dad was working in the garden and walking back behind the house when he saw something that “didn’t belong there” on the ground. He picked it up and it was a baby Eastern Box Turtle whose carpace measures about 1.25″ from front to back.

We think it is a girl and she is just so cute. We might keep her and found out she could live to be as old as 100 years although they typically live to be about 40-50 years. They are normally born in a clutch of 4 eggs but we could not find the others, I hope that snake did not get them.

We named the turtle “Danny” because we are not sure that she is a she.