Wildlife

Made an unexpected critter friend

While canvassing the forest in a grid pattern in search of a wounded deer, I came across this critter:

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I’ve contacted the Virginia Herpetological Society who identified it as an Eastern Box Turtle and urged me to add the encounter to their catalog.

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One thought on “Made an unexpected critter friend

  1. dave willmore says:

    I believe the red eyes make it a male, whereas a female would have yellow or orange eyes. Then again, I might have it backwards.

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