Platinum Tortoise Club
- Jul 31, 2018
- Location (City and/or State)
- North Florida
Those first two pictures are awesome examples of what a closed-up box turtle looks like. Its design is entirely geared for defense (no guns, no knives, no teeth). Small wonder that any turtle that can close up like THAT is so extraordinarily good at hiding.Rocket came through again today, he sniffed out another youngster. This one closed up tight and stayed closed so I saw his shell. View attachment 303586 View attachment 303587 I set him in the pen and checked later and he had finally wandered off View attachment 303588 I didn't have a camera again today when we found him so I went back to take a couple pics to show where they choose to live. The first pic is where today's find was and the second is where yesterdays was. They were about 40 feet apart. View attachment 303589 View attachment 303590
I wish that were easier to convey to some of our members who would like recently acquired box turtles to be more visible and interactive.