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Three-toed Box turtle

Terrapene carolina triunguis

Description:

A couple of years ago there was a big wild fire near our home. i believe this turtle is a survivor. It is missing a leg and the marks on the underside look like burns to me.the scaring is becoming common on turtles i find now.

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AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago
Three-toed Box Turtle
Terrapene carolina triunguis Three-toed box turtle


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2 Comments

So very sad!! Wild fires do kill and injure animals, I am so happy she made it, Three- toed turtles are one of my favorite. Thanks for sharing, AliceGriffith.

AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago

Turtle are very hardy animals, glad he made it through and he seems to be doing just fine!

AliceGriffith
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AliceGriffith

Texas, USA

Spotted on Oct 1, 2013
Submitted on Oct 1, 2013

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