Slow and Steady

My husband snapped this photo of an Eastern box turtle crossing our front lawn the other morning. It’s been years since we’ve seen one around here. I love the pattern on his shell.


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20 Comments on “Slow and Steady”

  1. TexWisGirl says:

    what a beauty! although the patterns on its shell looks like those pesky raccoon tracks that i find around my barn every morning (after they raid the horse feed!) 🙂

  2. I love turtles, but very rarely see any. ): Margie

  3. Jim Cuvelier says:

    WOW! What a treat to see one of these!

  4. I have not seen a box turtle since I lived in PA. Other turtles, just not the Box. Cute little guy.

  5. geanina says:

    Have a nice day!

  6. That’s a cool pattern on the shell! Is he still crossing the yard? LOL!

  7. Kalyan says:

    simply beautifully captured shot…lovely!

  8. Eileen says:

    Cute turtle. They are considered threatened, too many children picking them up as pets. Great find and photo.

  9. Rajesh says:

    Wonderful shot of the turtle.

  10. Minoru says:

    Hi! Nice capture. It’s fantastic to see the turtle crossing your lawn. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Snap says:

    How wonderful to have such a handsome visitor to your lawn! Fun capture and love the pattern on his shell.

  12. artmusedog says:

    Fantastic shot of one of nature’s beauties ~ thanks, carol, xo

  13. Lisa Gordon says:

    Nice shot, Pat’s husband!!
    Look at that cute little face.

  14. Gunilla says:

    Beautiful critter! He seems to have the same pretty pattern all over.

  15. I used to see turtles all the time when I was a child but haven’t seen one in years, either. Wonder why….

  16. Teresa says:

    He is awfully cute! I don’t see many turtles around here. I’m sure our dry conditions don’t help.

  17. We’ve had several box turtles in our yard the past couple of years. Saw one laying eggs under the rose bush a few weeks ago!

  18. Fergiemoto says:

    I love it! I just love turtles!

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