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Box turtle eggs!

Post Number:#1  Unread postby tarheel506 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:50 pm


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When I let the dogs out after supper they promptly informed me that there was an intruder in the back yard...box turtle! She was holding her hind leg kind of funny, so I picked her up just to make sure she wasn't injured. I felt terrible when I saw that she had dug a nest, and sat her right back down. I was afraid that between the dogs and me picking her up she was going to take off, but she's still there, laying eggs. Will be building a cage around the nest site tomorrow. Yay, box turtles!

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Post Number:#2  Unread postby SarniaTricia » Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:02 am


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Post Number:#3  Unread postby FourRingCircus » Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:53 pm


Fun!! A couple down the road are having a time with turtles in their garden so I was guessing it was egg laying time. That would be so fun to watch if you just happen to catch them emerging!
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Post Number:#4  Unread postby Sagebrush » Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:29 pm


Well in about 70 days you should see baby turtles!

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Post Number:#5  Unread postby tarheel506 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:35 pm


FourRingCircus wrote:Fun!! A couple down the road are having a time with turtles in their garden so I was guessing it was egg laying time. That would be so fun to watch if you just happen to catch them emerging!


Sounds like they may have some nests, too :) I put a wire cage around the site today to keep out predators, so I'll be keeping an eye out in a few months and will post pictures if I get babies!

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Post Number:#6  Unread postby AmberRae » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:03 pm


So exciting! Definitely let us know when they hatch.

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Post Number:#7  Unread postby matthewgreene » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:40 am


Congratulations!
The only thing I know about box turtles is that we should not try to re-locate them. They will drive themselves crazy trying to get back to what they consider their home turf. Guess you will have some permanent residents. :D

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