Walking down my driveway back from my neighbor's today, I found a box turtle. A little one. I stooped down and took its picture.
|Trundle trundle trundle|
I knew that they were called box turtles because they could close their shells and resemble closed boxes. Fine. That sounds great.
But when I picked it up, it pulled its head and legs in, and then with a squeak (like air being forced out - which it probably was) its bottom shell (the plastron, if you will) hinges and it closes up tight. Dude. So cool.
|Closed up tight.|
|It has a HINGE. So incredibly cool.|