Terrapene baurii — Florida Box Turtle
While looking for snakes around the marina at dusk, I heard some leaf-crunching sounds and turned to see this attractive but weathered box turtle plodding along. I never did see any snakes in that area, but I was happy with my turtle consolation prize.
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