Sunday, May 18, 2014

Eastern Box Turtle

The Eastern Box Turtle is an extremely attractive reptile that inhabits the eastern US. It's conservation status is considered vulnerable due to habitat loss and road and farm machinery kills. This beautiful specimen was assisted in crossing the road - however, use extreme caution in doing so. It may be mating season as this male with the red eyes was on the move. They make great pets, but should not be taken from the wild. Long-lived, this fellow could easily be 30 years old or more.

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Eastern Box Turtle