June 15 (Friday): Image #166

We have been here for over two years, and I never saw a turtle before this week. This little guy, a male Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina) was hiding in the front yard under some bushes. When Moses, the Great Orange Hunter, and I went out to investigate, he would close his "plastron" (scientific name for the bottom side of his shell) until Moses left. There is really no point in telling that last fact, but I wanted to use the word "plastron".

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