There is a turtle who lives near me whom I call Alice. I’m not sure if Alice is male or female, but she is the only turtle that I have named so far and I have met many. Alice the turtle has condition or something. Some of her scutes are chipped, and one or two are missing altogether. I messaged someone at the turtle rescue at NC State. They said it may be a fungus. They want me to send them a photo of her underbelly so they can know for sure.
Okay I can do that. I’ll do it next time I see Alice turtle. Though I have no idea when that might be. I see her when I see her. Usually on the morning after a good rain, especially on a day that it’s going to be hot. That’s the best time to see a box turtle. I believe they are going around looking for water. They also love it a few days after a good rain, when the mushrooms come out.
Turtles love mushrooms!