These kinds of visits continue here in Florida. The other night my husband went out to check out the sunset. Walking between the screened patio and the car his foot bumped something. He came in to get a flashlight to check it out. It turned out to be a turtle. What? Is it a land turtle? Did it come from the river or the lake? Is it a female or a male? Is it lost? Why in this spot? It appeared there within a couple of hours as I had walked that space earlier and that spot had been empty. We were having lots of thunder and lightening and maybe it was scared and took refuge.
Well I was so excited I needed to take a picture. Well, of course, it was tucked in its shell so it looks more like a rock but I didn't care. We talked to the turtle for a little bit and thanked it for visiting and left him/her alone. Checking later, the turtle was gone and because it was very dark by then we couldn't see where it went. I imagine the adventures and stories they could tell us as they have given us so many adventures and stories to tell.
Although I'm sure the turtle just picked up all the vegetation on its shell as it traveled, it also has the feeling of camoflage. The creature was about the size of a large dinner plate. Researching to discover more about this little visitor.
Love to hear about the characters that have visited you.