Perfect Miniature Turtle

I was walking across the yard in the grass, when I spied this baby turtle.

It is a perfect miniature of a Box Turtle.

Over the years, there has been several female turtles digging  nests to lay eggs, but I’ve never seen a baby Box Turtle. The eggs and even the babies are often eaten by raccoons, which are prevalent in my yard.  I once found a baby Red Slider turtle heading down the driveway on its journey to the nearby lake. But,this baby Box Turtle is just the cutest and I really wanted to keep it.

I did the right thing and released it in my wooded area with a prayer for a long life.


20 Comments on “Perfect Miniature Turtle”

  1. Tina says:

    Awe, so darling–I hope it does live a happy, long, turtle life!

  2. Ahhhhh . . . how sweet. Do box turtles live in the woods or water? I didn’t know that raccoons eat their eggs and babies. Raccoons are such a menace. I hope he lives too, and thanks for sharing him with us. Made my day!

    • The box turtles live in the woods. The Red Slider that I have link to on my post live in the water. I believe turtles like my property as it is the highest in the area and probably a good place for the babies to hatch as we don’t flood.

  3. Think of the stories she could tell her children if she ever met any of them.

  4. I have a turtle family living under the weed fabric in my garden which is a bit weird. However, the babies are the cutest little things and yours is too..

    • I love finding wild animals in my yard. Everyone here has a 6 foot fence around their yard. The wild animals have dug entrance/exit holes on all sides, so it is even more exciting that so many visit.

  5. shoreacres says:

    What a cutie! I do see turtles from time to time, but I’ve never come across a baby. Life is hard for the little ones. I’ve been watching a mother mallard who started out with seventeen (!) babies. Now, she’s down to eight — and she might be happy about it, because they can be hard to keep rounded up.

  6. Chloris says:

    What a cutie. You have some exciting wild animals.

  7. Deb says:

    So fun finding little turtles!when growing up we had a box turtle called funny face,it would go to the frig when she was hungry. Funny face was fond of cooked chicken breast.

  8. Ann Coleman says:

    What a sweet little turtle! I’m glad you turned it loose, and hope it does have a long and happy life.

  9. So cute! We are in the woods and I don’t see turtles in my yard.


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