If there is one thing that can reliably produce grey hairs in any large shell-less being, it is a boy box turtle.
Boys of any species seem to have a special knack for attracting trouble. But boy box turtles can turn a knack into a fine art.
For instance, say you are a boy box turtle and you decide to head out for a little adventure.
Then your large shell-less mama gets suspicious with all the silence and comes to check on you. The moment she sees you, it becomes clear you definitely found some adventure.
But it really isn’t your fault (even though your large shell-less assistant keeps pointing to her greying head and then pointing right at you).
Being a boy box turtle and thus naturally curious, you can’t seem to resist exploring, even when all signs point clearly towards staying put.
This is the “boy box turtle way,” you might say.
Bruce’s mysteriously injured tail scute, right above his (very cute) left back leg!