Ahhh, but the lowly box turtle male is aggressive - even bullying - in his quest for love. After a period of time, while the female remains unresponsive to his foreplay, he will finally wander off in search of more receptive females. Here is another photo of the exact same female just a few hours later, in the embrace of a more suitable suitor. Inscrutable are these creatures...Romance? I'd guess more fighting/bullying. That's not how tortoises mate, but it is what they try to do when fighting.