Ok, so turtles probably can't be classified as cute, but I think they're kinda cool, and interesting. Don't you?
Our resident turtles. The first turtle above, designated "two spots" because of the two white spots on her shell, has been around ever since I moved here in the summer of 2008.
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The second turtle is a relative newcomer, and we've named him "red spot" due to the spot of red nail polish that hubby put on his back. He's much more colorful, so I'm guessing a male? I also wonder ... is it possible that red spot is the progeny of two spots?
Perhaps a herpetologist would know.
I do not profess to be a turtle expert.
Info Update: Check out this link for more information on our resident box turtles. It appears they are Ornate Box Turtles, as opposed to Eastern Box Turtles, and apparently I was right in guessing the first photo is a female and the second photo is a male. The male will have red or orange eyes. Now I just need to guess their age based on the growth lines around the scutes... go on, check out the link, it's a short (and interesting!) info piece!