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three toed box turtle...

Postby millipede » Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:57 pm

originally posted Oct 27, 2006

They're all over the place here in Arkansas, and I just happen to find a few in my yard now and then. Just happened to find one on my walk today.
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and it started to get startled as I got closer...
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and this is how they avoid predators...
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Re: three toed box turtle...

Postby VirginiaCowgirl » Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:58 pm

Hey, that's cool. I like turtles. ;D We have mostly box turtles, painted turtles, and snapping turtles where we live I believe.

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Re: three toed box turtle...

Postby millipede » Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:58 pm

Hey, did you notice? There's a picture of me there... Part of my hand is in that picture, you should feel honored and overjoyed to see it.

I do like taking pictures of turtles, just like any other creature out there. I have pictures of a few snapping turtles, a few red eared sliders, three toed box turtles, and an ornate box turtle... Ooh, I know what I need to get some pictures of... the softshelled turtle. I haven't seen one of those in a while.

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Re: three toed box turtle...

Postby VirginiaCowgirl » Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:58 pm

::) Honored and overjoyed? Seriously, Millipede!!!

Softshelled Turtle? I'd like to see one of those!

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Re: three toed box turtle...

Postby millipede » Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:59 pm

yes honored and overjoyed... there are people willing to pay to see my picture... that's pretty close isn't it? :lol:

yeah, softshell turtles are pretty cool. I accidentally caught one once. It was a baby... just a few inches across. I saw it moving along the bottom of a creek towards me, so I grabbed it. Very interesting. I kept it in a fish tank for a while as a pet. It would bury itself in the gravel and stick its head out to catch fish swimming by.

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Re: three toed box turtle...

Postby Heather_feather » Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:00 pm

Nice turtle. All I've ever really seen is a painted turtle and snappers (we kept one in our cow tank for a while...poor cows). There was a big huge snapper walking aross the road one day when I was with a friend, so we stopped the van and "escorted" it across the road. :D

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Re: three toed box turtle...

Postby VirginiaCowgirl » Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:00 pm

Hey, didn't the snapper snap on your cow's tongues when they went to get a drink? lol :D

My sister and I used to catch turtles and put them in aquariums to keep them as pets but after awhile we would feel bad for cooping them up and we'd turn them loose again. :)

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Re: three toed box turtle...

Postby Heather_feather » Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:01 pm

The turtle scared the cows, but he couldn't bite them, he had a net thingy so he couldn't get to the poor cows---he was just there for a while until some people ate him for soup or something *eyes bug out* EW!

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Re: three toed box turtle...

Postby millipede » Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:02 pm

I saw a turtle in a cow's water at an auction once. I have no idea why it was there.
I'll have to dig through my pictures and post more turtle pictures. I have pictures of a snapping turtle(young and old), a red eared slider, three toed box turtles, an ornate box turtle(really want to find more of those)... and I think that might be it... not sure.


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