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#1 Tanya Marie

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 01:20 PM

Hi! I found this turtle in my yard today.Can anyone tell me what kind it is? Thank you!


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Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:14 PM

Its either a Fla box turtle or an Ornate box turtle. Where do you live? I could tell if you posted a pic of him/her wet and also a pic of his/her bottom (plastron)

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 08:47 PM

Do you live in Florida? / Box

Or you live in Arizona ?

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 08:04 AM

I don't know the species, but what a beautiful turtle!

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 06:44 PM

I wish I had turtles show up in my yard.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:55 PM

Ditto - where do you live? That is a big factor in what may be in your area! This is definitely a box turtle, but cold be Eastern, Ornate or Desert, depending on where you live.

The way the shell appears to be kind of "scooped" out at the ends seems to me to indicate that this turtle has been in someone's care before (though not proper nutrition). Otherwise, it's an adult boxie. More pics as well as your location would greatly help.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 06:29 PM

Looks like a Florida box turtle.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:26 PM

it's a box turtle! not sure what kind.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 02:13 PM

to me it looks like a ornate box turtle. It cant be a florida box turt.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 02:17 PM

to me it looks like a ornate box turtle. It cant be a florida box turt.


Why can't it be a florida box? Its definitely not an ornate, the only options are desert and florida. The shape is all wrong for desert, as is the color of the head. Looks like a female florida boxie to me

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 05:03 PM

it cant be a florida because it doesnt have a yellow stripe going threw his eye and on his chin thing. if it is not a ornate it must be a female desert box turt.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 05:25 PM

It does have a yellow post orbital stripe, enlarge the pic..the turtle was just in some dirty water prior to the pic being taken, you can see the clean spot on top of the carapace, the rest is just dirty. Including her head.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 06:46 PM

Florida

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 03:02 PM

oh, sorry well then yes, it would be a florida box turtle looks like a female.




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