My town is nearly infested with Three Toed Box Turtles, my property is no exception. I have a good five or so acres behind my house with heavy brush cover and plenty of trees, bugs, and water. Turtle heaven! I tend to go on walks, find turtles, photograph them, then release them back in the woods again where their safe and sound. Generally, this whole process takes around 30 minuets, including walking time. Juveniles are my favorite with their teeny tiny little size Turtles, of course, are not harmed in any way, just photographed and released again. Today I found a stunning male box turtle all decked out with big, bright colors. I don't usually come across males, so I was pretty excited. I snapped a few shots (patiently waiting for him to come out of his shell) when I noticed...hey, this guys got a huge lump on his head. Any idea what it is? I have him in a special 'turtle tank' with cover and plenty of water. I'm hoping he'll relax so I can take a closer look at that thing. Right now, I'm hoping it's just a tick so I can get it off him and send him on his merry way. He's such a handsome dude I'm hoping it's not cancer or something...I would rather have him wander around and sire plenty of adorable baby turtles.