Tortoises from N.America

Upload pictures of your tortoises that originate from the North America in this forum and tell us a little about them. Examples include Gopherus, Desert, Texas and Bolson tortoise. Also, do add pictures of North American tortoises that you have seen in the wild.
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lin
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Tortoises from N.America

Post by lin » 20 Mar 2017, 10:54

It would be really nice if we could see some N. American chelonia photos.
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Post by Bigjoe » 20 Mar 2017, 19:08

Here you go Lin...I think you've all seen these before..Box Turtles both moved safely off the road Taylorsville Kentucky two years ago if I recall right...take a very close look at the one in my hands...what do you see
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Re: Tortoises from N.America

Post by Nina » 20 Mar 2017, 19:36

Oh dear, the poor little one in your hand! Was he partially run over on the road? They are such an attractive species -- really pretty shell patterns and sweet heads.

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Post by Bex » 20 Mar 2017, 20:01

Totally agree what amazing faces and eyes! Did the cracked shell one survive??

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Post by Bigjoe » 21 Mar 2017, 07:49

Absolutely fine Bex,this was an old injury probably a road strike..very common to find Box Turtles on the roads in the summertime just after it's rained

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Re: Tortoises from N.America

Post by Bex » 21 Mar 2017, 09:42

So glad they cope with trauma :) so upsetting when human mistakes cause them harm

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