Box Turtle On Paved Tour Road

April 17, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

I came across this Box Turtle on the paved part of the tour road at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I could see it from a long distance and it wasn't moving. I'm not sure if it was enjoying the warmth of the sun on the asphalt road or if it was just resting. No other vehicles were in the area so I'm sure that didn't cause it to stop. It could have been an animal like a Coyote that caused it to stop. You can see that it is covered in sand so I am thinking it has not been out of the ground for very long.

I got a few photos of it and left it where it was. Most of the time I will move it from the road in a busy area. This is not a busy area and I was the only vehicle in this area for over an hour. Most of the vehicles I see in this area are other photographers and I trust that they are careful while driving in the refuge. I have been seeing people fishing at the refuge but they mostly stay on the other side of the refuge.

Here is a photo of a Turtle that I did move from a busy highway: Baby Snapping Turtle Rescued From Highway


Box Turtle - 8254-180412Box Turtle - Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge - Oklahoma


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