Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands

Since February, we’ve noticed a Florida Box Turtle roaming the yard. Over the past few weeks, she’s been omnipresent and not exactly camera-shy, posing for great close-ups:

Florida Box Turtle head and hands

Whoa!!!  Those “hands” have some serious claws!!

Florida Box Turtle front left limb

The bones in a Box Turtle’s front limbs are similar to a human hand, with 4 fingers and a thumb!

Florida Box Turtle

Note the scraped carapace: evidence of prior confrontations, perhaps?

A box turtle nest?

Could this be a turtle nest?

Florida Box Turtle

Her body language said, “Go Away!!” 😉

Turtle Astaire!