I have spotted turtles on almost every trail in Hot Springs National Park. Tiny to big I have admired their beauty and ability to survive on a variety of terrain. Other than munching leaves I have rarely seen a turtle eat in the wild. A morning hike revealed a juvenile ornate box turtle on the trail pulling a big worm from the ground for its breakfast. I moved carefully around admiring the firm grasp on the prized food. This is the second ornate box turtle I have seen in the park this year (different mountains/trails) and hopefully this is a sign of population growth.
Love to ALL!