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North American Box Turtle #2 by barnsis

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The box turtle is very plentiful here in Missouri.

Children like to catch them and put them in a box to keep for pets, thus the name. We discourage this because they do not do well in captivity. They have very keen eyesight and a keen sense of smell. The box turtles are mainly carnivorous from birth to about 6 years old, they eat insects some vegetation and even dead animals if they find one. After 6 they become mainly herbivores but do not eat green leaves. They like to sun on the hot asphalt of highways and most people will make sure to miss them with their cars so you seldom see where one has been ran over.

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  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillover 6 years ago

    gorgeous capture, what a happy little chappie, wondrous imagery and great colour, beautiful /Turtle.

  • Wanda Raines
    Wanda Rainesover 6 years ago

    Great looking turtle Byron. Like the yellow spotted legs. You got a good picture of his mouth and eye.

  • ShepS
    ShepSover 6 years ago

    Amazing shot of an amazing creature!!

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 6 years ago

    Very beautiful animal and photo too! Thanks for your comment and original title for my photo; I dont know what to choose anymore :)

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 6 years ago


  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardarover 6 years ago

    nice capture byron! loved it!!

  • PEPSI2007
    PEPSI2007over 6 years ago

    Great shot! I dont see many turtles up here.

  • Jennifer Darrow
    Jennifer Darrowover 6 years ago

    SO cute!

  • Thank you for adding this to your favorites.

    – barnsis

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    NatureGreeting...about 6 years ago

    I love box turtles, have a photo of one eating a slug! Yuk!!! I have one that has returned for many years now to lay her eggs in my flower beds, and got to witness babies coming out of the ground once!!

  • That is so neat, would love to see that.

    – barnsis

  • Torfinn
    Torfinnover 3 years ago

    Looks a bit like me these days 8-) Excellent shot Byron!

  • I can imagine ☺ Thank you

    – barnsis

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