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Florida Box Turtle (hatchling)

Terrapene carolina bauri


This adorable baby turtle was found up-side-down in my birdbath...after a few minutes in a box his lethargic little body came back to action and he was released in the garden. I'm hoping it is an offspring of the box turtle that has been living around my yard for years.


In my yard: Siesta Key FL


I have to think a bird left him there...maybe a Grackle.

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NeilDazet 11 years ago
Florida Box Turtle (hatchling)
Terrapene carolina bauri Florida box turtle

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41 Comments (1–25)

KarenL 10 years ago

Congrats Claire, your turtle is featured in the Project Noah blog!

MelissaFerguson 11 years ago

So darn cute! Thanks for posting to Florida's Flora & Fauna!

LuisStevens 11 years ago

Congrats ceherzog for this wonderful spotting of the day!

ceherzog 11 years ago

Thanks so much friends!

LeanneGardner 11 years ago

Congratulations Claire! He's so beautiful :)

NuwanChathuranga 11 years ago


Reza Hashemizadeh
Reza Hashemizadeh 11 years ago

Congratulations on this wonderful SotD !

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 11 years ago

Awesome spot! Congrats!

ceherzog 11 years ago

Thanks for all your kind comments.

Carol Milne
Carol Milne 11 years ago


LarryGraziano 11 years ago

Great spotting Claire! Wonderful SOTD!

NeilDazet 11 years ago

Congratulations Claire! I was very happy this morning to see that you earned SOTD honors for this spotting! :)

Maria dB
Maria dB 11 years ago

Great that you could save him, Claire - congratulations on your SOTD!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 11 years ago

Spectacular series, Claire, and congratulations on Spotting of the Day!

ceherzog 11 years ago

Wow..thank you for the SOTD!'s especially meaningful because it's an organism from my own yard.
I'm pretty sure a grackle left the turtle in the bird bath as one flew away just before the baby was found. By the way it was not only up-side-down, but under water.

arlanda 11 years ago

Congratulations, ceherzog!

DanielePralong 11 years ago

Congratulations Claire! And what a great story.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 11 years ago

Congratulations just cute :)

Congratulations on the SOTD!!! I adore turtle.
I was just thinking how did it end up in the bird bath?? my bird bath it is up high!! unless yours it is at ground level ...they don't climb you know?!

YukoChartraw 11 years ago

Congratulations on your SOTD for this cute little turtle!

kittuandme 11 years ago

what a Cute turtle ! Congrats bro!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 11 years ago

very cute congrats! although i'm not sure if he is going to know what to do, but thank you for releasing him in the area that you found him.

Wild Things
Wild Things 11 years ago

Wow! Congrats!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 11 years ago


Great capture Claire,congrats on the SOTD,thanks for sharing such a amazing spotting page

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Florida, USA

Spotted on Jan 30, 2013
Submitted on Feb 1, 2013

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