aaawe I love turtles my mom had 2 terrapins barney & fred they are quite intelligent creatures!
Through my childhood I had many pet turtles and tortoises that I "borrowed" from nature and returned, even snapping turtles. They are very intelligent and have personalities as diverse as humans. Box turtles are dwindling in numbers, it's a shame. They were so easy to find when I was a young girl but now I rarely see them. Some of that is probably due to me not running around the woods looking for them!