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Old 05-21-2013, 08:58 AM   #11
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I did not know box turtles stay in the same territory. How long do they live? People keep telling me they take bullfrogs out of their fish ponds to water nearby and they came back. One person brought over two bullfrogs and put them in my water gardens. They are happy there. Frogs seem to come and go. That seems to happen when it rains. The wildlife love piles. We do have to be careful here because yellow jackets like piles of soil mulch hay rocks etc. I have encountered them a few times. They make huge nests and are very aggressive
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Don't talk to me about yellowjackets. I have a hate hate relationship with them. You have to eliminate the underground nest early before they create a huge underground labyrinth. We had them near the house last year and tended to them forthwith.

I love, love box turtles. We had a resident last year that wouldn't leave our driveway. I had a long chat with him and said you could be squished in an instant if you insist on hanging out on the pavement. I called him "Snort".
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:08 AM   #13
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I'll walk the river today for a bit to see if the wood tarapins have woke. Catch ya later.
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Let us know if you see any tarapins . I have a long driveway and found a box turtle that was run over. I was heartbroken. I try to be very careful. When I moved here all there was was grass. I made a wooded area in the front of my property. The neighbors had a fit because it looked weedy until the trees got large. I see box turtles in there sometimes and lots of birds. So rewarding!
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Box turtles don't become sexually mature until they are 7-10 years old, and can live for many decades.
Eastern Box Turtle - North Carolina

This website, herpsofnc.org has great info on all kinds of herps, many of which are found all over the Atlantic seaboard. Check it out!
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:37 AM   #16
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Let us know if you see any tarapins .
Wood tarapins under the wild raspberries.
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I don't know if they think they are hiding or if they were wedged-stuck in the brambles....
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Peeking at me with his big dark wet eyes.
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The thicket
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Another individual in much the same predicament???

I left them undisturbed, as is....
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How interesting. Thanks for the info turrtle. Great pictures hav. I think they are there because they want to be there
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According to nwf it is box turtle day. Here is an interesting article they posted on Facebook
Making Amends with Box Turtles - National Wildlife Federation
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:48 PM   #19
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Cute avatar. Was that one you had found?
My box turtle avatar magically appeared
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:28 PM   #20
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I saw two box turtles today. I have seen
Four box turtles on my property this spring.
All these turtles were in different areas of my
Property. I have gone years without seeing
Any box turtles. This is wonderful.
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