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Baby Eastern Box Turtle


7 baby box turtles. let 5 of them go back. One of the two that we kept died. That was two weeks ago.


about four inches deep into loose soil. Near base of a tulip-poplar tree. about 3 feet from grass.


newly hatched eggs broken open turtles were starting to crawl out egg color-white egg texture-creamy eggs were thin. They were also rubbery.

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truthlesshero105 9 years ago

You should never remove any species from the wild. As mentioned it is 100% illegal in MD to take turtles with a carapace size of 4 inches or less. Now that you have already taken him, and he is not going to be hibernating put a heat lamp above where you keep him and feed him turtle food from a pet store.

lori.tas 10 years ago

I's not really a good idea to remove animals from the wild, and frequently illegal to boot. Many turtle/tortoise species hibernate in the winter, and are buried by well-meaning people who assume they have died.

Benjamin 10 years ago

They are Eastern Box Turtles.

How do I take care of the one that I still have this winter? It is not moving around as much now. Why is this?

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Arnold, Maryland, USA

Spotted on Sep 5, 2010
Submitted on Nov 3, 2010

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