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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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41 Comments (1–25)

KarenL 9 years ago

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

MelissaFerguson 9 years ago

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

LuisStevens 9 years ago

Congrats ceherzog for this wonderful spotting of the day!

ceherzog 9 years ago

Thanks so much friends!

LeanneGardner 9 years ago

Congratulations Claire! He's so beautiful :)

NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago


Congratulations on this wonderful SotD !

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 9 years ago

Awesome spot! Congrats!

ceherzog 9 years ago

Thanks for all your kind comments.

Carol Milne
Carol Milne 9 years ago


LarryGraziano 9 years ago

Great spotting Claire! Wonderful SOTD!

NeilDazet 9 years ago

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

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

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

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

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

ceherzog 9 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 9 years ago

Congratulations, ceherzog!

DanielePralong 9 years ago

Congratulations Claire! And what a great story.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 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 9 years ago

Congratulations on your SOTD for this cute little turtle!

kittuandme 9 years ago

what a Cute turtle ! Congrats bro!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 9 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 9 years ago

Wow! Congrats!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 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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