Saturday, October 10, 2015,
This is a Box Turtle that I saw at Connetquot River State Park Preserve. Yeah, it’s a bit of a mouthful but it’s a great park. In my head it’s Connetquot Park which is easier for my simple mind to digest and much easier to say. Anyways, back to the turtle. This guy was enjoying a sunny patch on one of the trails. Click on the pic to see him a bit larger. Box Turtles are handsome critters. I’ve been a fan of these guys since I was seven or so. They have always been a part of my Long Island landscape.
By the way, I don’t know the actual gender of this turtle. There are ways to ascertain this but it involves picking the critter up and looking at its lower shell. These days I usually prefer to just let Mother Nature be and take the pics. This turtle was gracious enough to let me take its pic and did not need me to roust him from his morning sunbath. We both got to enjoy the morning and I came away with this pic. Life is good. JK