My first thought when I saw this turtle digging out of the ground was that it’s to bad that the first thing it sees is a human.
We have been having record-breaking temperatures here in Arkansas. It got up to 85F yesterday at my house so that should have the turtles and snakes stirring around.
Turtles hide and hibernate. Those that live in water hide away beneath the ice of lakes, ponds and streams; those that live on land burrow under leaf litter and soil below the frost line.