Box Turtle and Tortoise Discussion :: Found a turtle/tortoise

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:12 am   Found a turtle/tortoise

Actually, this turtle/tortoise came to our front door. We normally only see aquatic turtles (i.e., especially RES, yellows, etc.) in NE Florida. I placed it in the backyard and it has established residency in the ferns under the llive oak tree. It comes out every morning to feed on the cut apples and strawberries. This morning it was eating a slug. Does anyone know what type it is?

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:54 am   Re: Found a turtle/tortoise

i think its some sort of boxie, but im nto too familiar with them, im sure someone else can be more help
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Post Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:12 pm   Re: Found a turtle/tortoise

Looks like a 3 toed box turtle, though it's been established that I am poor at IDs.
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Post Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:22 pm   Re: Found a turtle/tortoise

Thanks! I have two well domesticated (and spoiled) RES (male and female). There have been wild snapping turtles and other RES walking through our neighborhood. I've even had a wild female RES come into our yard. I placed her in the backyard until I could return her to a nearby pond. Well, when I went in the backyard, she was in the process of digging a nest and laying her eggs.
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Post Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:18 pm   Re: Found a turtle/tortoise

steve wrote:Looks like a 3 toed box turtle, though it's been established that I am poor at IDs.

Kinda looks like a 3 toed to me too. bigG, could you maybe get a pic of his whole body?
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:51 am   Re: Found a turtle/tortoise

It is a very old Three Toed Box Turtle. Looks to be a male.
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Post Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:44 pm   Re: Found a turtle/tortoise

Turtles walk around in the neighborhood? That's awesome.
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