Eastern Box Turtle peeking out

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    Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina)

    i found this guy wandering in the middle of the road
    and dropped him off in a safe place with high grasses.

    you have to respect a creature that carries its house on its back -
    a lesson we could all learn from . . . wherever you go - there you are.


    + Eastern Box Turtles will stay in the same area, as long as they have everything they need (food, water, other turtles to mate with).
    + Eastern Box Turtles hibernate in the winter, usually under dead leaves or inside old stumps.
    + Females usually dig their nests on stormy evenings.
    + Box turtles are some of the only turtles which can completely close their shell, protecting them from predators.
    + Turtle populations are in danger in other states (including Maryland)
    because of pesticides and people taking them out of the wild for pets.

    wolfdyke, Tom Lee KelSo, and 3 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. † B.H.B. PHOTOGRAPHY † 71 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Biggest Turtle & Tortoise Group, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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