Last year we were visited by an Eastern Box Turtle. This year Michael has found another. Again, M. Turtle was kept long enough for a photo shoot opportunity and then released to enjoy its life in the area around the house. Upon close examination everyone in the house has concluded that based on the shell markings this is in fact a different turtle than last time. (Now, if one of you knowledgeable people tells me that shell markings change on a yearly basis, then our conclusion is blown, but until then...) We're pretty excited because (and once again, this is a completely un-researched and unsubstantiated conclusion) that this means we have a viable Eastern Box Turtle population in the area. Whooo hooo we say.