Beautiful box turtle

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Ken Gonyo (Class of 2012) sent fabulous photos of his “company” when he was working to control the rampant air potato (Dioscorea bulbifera) at Audubon House: A beautiful Florida box turtle (Terrapene carolina bauri). The bright yellow radiating stripes on its high dome are characteristic of the Florida subspecies.
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Note the sharp claws and beak on this turtle that allow it to feast upon small insects, as well as fruits, veggies & fungi. This species like moist places but does not swim.
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