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lenartuk July 28, 2017
Great shot:)
 
SandraStewartPhotgraphy July 28, 2017
Thank you...!
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catherinethompson September 13, 2017
Fabulous. Love this one.
 
SandraStewartPhotgraphy September 14, 2017
I will for sure tell Snappy how handsome he is and tell him how much everyone just love him! = )

"Snappy"

This is Snappy our Box Turtle that we found crossing route 60 in Mesa, Arizona in October 2012. He is the best pet ever.

WESTERN BOX TURTLE: Terra...
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This is Snappy our Box Turtle that we found crossing route 60 in Mesa, Arizona in October 2012. He is the best pet ever.

WESTERN BOX TURTLE: Terrapene

Western Box Turtle (Terrapene ornate, Agassiz 1857) – This species has less of a dome shape in its shell, causing it to look a bit flatter in appearance than other box turtles. It has two subspecies, the Desert box turtle, and the ornate box turtle.

Desert Box Turtle - It gets its common name from being found in several of the dryer states, such as Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

They make popular pets because they are relatively docile but still somewhat exotic looking. Some of the species/subspecies come in brilliant colors and designs. Most box turtles are safe to pick up and will not bite humans; but you should still not pick them up too often or tempt fate by brushing your finger at their snout.

Box turtles are relatively docile around humans, and rarely bite. Biting cases most often occur when the box turtle was being intentionally irritated or they mistook their owners hand as food. If you’ve been handling anything that your box turtle commonly eats (such as fruit, vegetables, meal worms or night crawlers) you should wash your hands before handling them; as the scent on your fingers can be deceptive.
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