I found this fellow in the middle of the road,there was nothing behind me but someone coming the other way so i backd up and hopped out and took him to my proberty to let him be free..we’ve got like 200 acres of land here so hopefully he’ll stay clear of th road.
The box turtle or box tortoise1 is one of several species of turtle. It can refer to either those of the genera Cuora or Pyxidea, which are the Asian box turtles, or more commonly to species of the genus Terrapene, the North American box turtles. They are largely characterized by having a domed shell, which is hinged at the bottom, allowing the animal to close its shell tightly to escape predators. Otherwise the two genera are very different in habitat, behavior, and appearance, and as such are not even classified in the same family. Even though box turtles have become very popular pets, their needs in captivity are complex and the capture of turtles can have serious detrimental effects on the wild population.
The average life span of box turtles is 40 years. However, it is possible for a box turtle to live for over 100 years.2 The age of a growing box turtle in the wild can be roughly estimated by counting the growth rings on the scutes; the plastron is the best place to do this because it also allows examination of wear pattern. Estimates beyond 20 years are unreliable because most turtles have stopped growing by that age, and the plastron is usually worn smooth