This guy was taking advantage of the early morning coolness to get out and move around. Things are dry enough now that you can hear the turtles crunching leaves as they walk.
There’s not much in the way of worms, bugs, or slugs for the turtle to eat. Most of those items have retreated deeper into the soil where some moisture still exists. I guess it’s a lucky thing the turtles can’t find a never ending supply of food. I’ve seen captive box turtles that were so well fed they couldn’t close their shells. That wouldn’t be a good situation for a wild turtle.
At some point in its life, this turtle had a nasty encounter with something. Part of the foot is gone and there’s a deep wound on the leg. There’s no telling how long ago this happened. All that’s left is some scar tissue and disfigurement. The turtle didn’t have any trouble walking.