This Eastern Box turtle was a good sport. The kids netted it in the pond and brought it back to show us. They were careful to treat it gently, and carried it from house to house on their “turtle” tour. We spent a few minutes getting some close-up photos of the turtle, and while at first it was s shy, it didn’t take long for it to poke its nose out for a peek at its captors.
After a quick tour of the neighborhood, Cameron and his crew returned to the pond to set it free. I’m happy they’re exploring the natural world and respecting the creatures they find. Although they might get a bit muddy, I’d rather do more laundry than see them sitting in front of a video screen.