Yesterday my Mom sent me these pictures of a turtle she found next to my house.
I'm spending the summer in Tennessee with my Dad, so unfortunately, I couldn't see or photograph him for myself.
My Mom decided to name him Harry. I think it suits him well.
I did a little research and I'm almost positive he's an Eastern Box Turtle, Terrapene carolina. Can anyone confirm this?
We have a small brook/stream behind our house that dries up when it doesn't rain for awhile, so we think he came up to our house from around there. My Mom placed him behind our fence in hopes that he would crawl back down to the water or wherever he came from. She said she hasn't seen him since.
I hope he made it back alright...
Edit: Here's a cool page on them: http://www.bio.davidson.edu/people/m...le/boxinfo.htm They are the state reptile of NC!