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I have a box turtle in a 12 ft x 6 ft outside enclosure and
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Anna
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I have had my eastern box turtle for 25 years. Lately, her
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Hello,I live in Las Cruces, NM. I had a another desert
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Anna
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I hit a box turtle with my mower. Shaved a 1 inch square of
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I found a small (1-1/2 diameter) turtle in my yard in West
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