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Eastern Box Turtle
The Eastern Box Turtle is native species commonly found in Butler County and at MetroParks locations. Their dark brown shells have yellow-orange markings. They use their shell for protection by pulling their head, tail and limbs inside when they feel threatened. How can you tell if a box turtle is male or female? What does it sound like when they eat? Watch the video below to find out these and many more interesting facts about the Eastern Box Turtle!
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