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    captive box turtles in the great outdoors

    She thanks you for the compliment...and of course has disappeared back beneath a brush pile
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    captive box turtles in the great outdoors

    That is all good to know. You're giving me alot of hope
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    captive box turtles in the great outdoors

    hmmmm...very interesting. So, perhaps she has been moving around already under the pile? There seemed to be some mouse nests or something in balls of grass clippings, and also alot of green new shoots under the pile, so maybe it was warmer there than I thought ! But it does concern me that it...
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    captive box turtles in the great outdoors

    Well, the temperature was close to 70 this past weekend, so I was getting curious to see if my box turtle had survived the winter. I had created three brush piles, and had some ideas as to where she might have dug a burrow. I carefully raked off the sticks and grass and leaves from the 3...
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    captive box turtles in the great outdoors

    I have piled grass clippings, brush and branches, leaves, and then a huge pile of ornamental grasses I clipped...I was going to ask if there was a danger (with this huge pile on top of the hibernation spot) if there was a danger of the turtle not getting air, or perhaps becoming trapped, but...
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    captive box turtles in the great outdoors

    with all the appropriate sound effects
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    captive box turtles in the great outdoors

    i picture a large grid on the wall with red tracking lights--would be interesting! if it's satellite based, then being underground would stop the signal...but it would allow the last location to be located, i would think?
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    captive box turtles in the great outdoors

    It is kind of fun to try to find them...but very challenging. Inside the garden enclosure, I would let her be, but as a backup plan to ultimately find them, its an interesting idea. (the tracking device) The rest of the ten acres, it would be fun to do a little research--would they use the...
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    captive box turtles in the great outdoors

    it is an interesting concept...but I have found them to be much more elusive and secretive than we realize...i wonder about these mini transmitters that can be glued to the shell..im sure theres some pros/cons to that i havent considered...you could track their whereabouts on a grid...hmmm would...
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    captive box turtles in the great outdoors

    alot to digest! thanks for all the info....by accident, without knowing or trying, i may have created some good hibernation stations over the years (if there are any turtles on the loose on my property) I did find a wood turtle a few years back
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    captive box turtles in the great outdoors

    We are getting close to colder weather, so some final questions on preparing for outdoor hibernation... being in the Saginaw, Michigan area, ive got to be at the northern edge of the habitat zone for EBT..I'm assuming therefore that the margin for error is small regarding hibernation spot...
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    Anyone else experience THIS? (theft of tortoise)

    I hate to say it, but it does indeed appear that Elvis has left the house..
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