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Thread: pictures of Harry... Eastern Box Turtle

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    pictures of Harry... Eastern Box Turtle

    Yesterday my Mom sent me these pictures of a turtle she found next to my house.

    I'm spending the summer in Tennessee with my Dad, so unfortunately, I couldn't see or photograph him for myself.







    My Mom decided to name him Harry. I think it suits him well.

    I did a little research and I'm almost positive he's an Eastern Box Turtle, Terrapene carolina. Can anyone confirm this?

    We have a small brook/stream behind our house that dries up when it doesn't rain for awhile, so we think he came up to our house from around there. My Mom placed him behind our fence in hopes that he would crawl back down to the water or wherever he came from. She said she hasn't seen him since.
    I hope he made it back alright...

    Edit: Here's a cool page on them: http://www.bio.davidson.edu/people/m...le/boxinfo.htm They are the state reptile of NC!
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    Looks like a box turtle to me.

    Did you know that the eastern box turtle has killed more people in the southeast US than any other reptile?

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    Did you know that the eastern box turtle has killed more people in the southeast US than any other reptile?
    I'm assuming someway indirectly, like making people swerve off the road?
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    No unfortunately a lot of people aim for turtles on the road.
    Box turtles eat poisonous mushrooms which in turn caused them to be poisonous.
    Back when the settlers came to the area they ate a lot of turtles. This turtle killed more settlers in NC than any other animal.

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    Wow, thats pretty interesting, and too bad.
    Do you know if this is a protected species in NC?
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    Yes they are protected through out it's range. They can not be taken from the wild.

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    Neat, but that's amazing how they're lethal.
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=6789&dateline=1352508752

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    Thanks. It is pretty amazing.
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