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Although the extreme heat has largely subsided, we still have relatively  high heat and humidity.

And when the weather gets like this, the box turtles look for little mud puddles to soak themselves in.

When I came across this particular turtle, his head was sticking above the water, but as I approached, he pulled it below the surface.

Eastern box turtles (Terrapene carolina) are actually decreasing in numbers in many parts of their range.  Many states now regulate owning and collecting them.

I don’t happen to live in one of them.

In this area, the box turtles are doing fine. I’ve seen many nests this year, and every year, I find juveniles and hatchlings.

So they are doing okay here.

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