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Eastern Box Turtle

Terrapene carolina carolina

Description:

Eastern Box Turtle attempting to cross the highway in Mammoth Cave National Park, KY. He eventually made it to the other side, with a bit of help. I normally don't handle wildlife, but I didn't want my kids to see this guy crushed by a speeding vehicle!



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2 Comments

SargonR
SargonR 4 years ago

Sorry, no arthropods this time... the only ones we saw were the cave crickets but the photos didn't turn out well.

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 4 years ago

Wow! The color on this individual is stunning! Thank you for helping this turtle to cross the road safely.

I was just at Mammoth Cave National Park last summer. It is beautiful there. If you have any arthropod spottings from the park, you can add them to the Mammoth Cave Moth and Arthropod Mission: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/7165...

SargonR
Spotted by
SargonR

Kentucky, USA

Lat: 37.19, Long: -86.10

Spotted on Apr 21, 2015
Submitted on Apr 21, 2015

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