We discovered a turtle is living in our yard yesterday. We cannot figure out HOW it got there. There is a 7-12 inch stone lip around 3/4 of the yard, our house with a solid base is at the other 1/4. With the exception of a small open area with a step leading down into the yard - there is chain-link everywhere else right down to the concrete wall (the lip).
We also live 28 steps up from the street and have a 5 foot high wall behind the house.
So......do turtles climb? Maybe up stairs? I am trying to figure out how this turtle got in our yard. It is about 9 inches long....some type of box-turtle, though I'm not sure about the type (turtles are wild here....so I'm pretty sure it isn't someone's pet).