I find them hiding near my flower pots and husband finds them in his garden and his mulch pile. They are docile and easy to pick up and observe although they usually pull in their heads and you have be very patient if you really want to see them.
They come in various sizes but ours usually look like this one in the photo below crossing the lawn this summer.
We have had some luck in feeding them tomatoes and strawberries. We had one fellow who was missing the claw from his front leg, perhaps in a battle with a raccoon or fox? We named him stumpy as he hung around most of the summer and even returned the next year. He loved our apple slices.
Yesterday we had some men helping with the mowing in the yard who came across this...
It does not look like much. The black at the bottom of the photo is the edge of our driveway. The hole itself is about 2 inches deep and 4 inches wide. An anomaly in the surface of our yard that would be missed by a less discerning eye. The young man who edges the driveway knew immediately what it was and call my husband over. Perhaps you will remember our finding a snapping turtle digging a nest at the side of another road out in West Virginia. Clearly that loose gravel is just the terrain they look for.
Soon they found this fellow in the dirt nearby.
Then when they moved the soil away in the hole they found THREE more little ones.
About the size of a half dollar and hatched into the world without a clue. They had to depend on their instincts and their camouflage for survival. I set them loose in my flower garden (the soaker hoses can provide some water) but I am sure they are on a journey out of my yard. Within hours they were all gone, hidden in some foliage or even on their way down into the ravine. I should have put a dab of fingernail polish on them to see if they return!