Featured Turtle Pictures  -  August 17, 2006

Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina) female with one egg

Straight Carapace Length (SCL) = 5 inches (12.7 cm)
Gender = female
Named: Sorpresa
   - wounded turtle was rescued and nursed by friends
   - apparent gig or bullet hole on left posterior carapace
   - turtle layed one egg on surface gravel in recovery cage
   - turtle released following day
   - egg placed in incubator in effort to save it
   - update to follow

Simulated cage conditions
where egg discovered.

Note relatively huge size of egg
compared to mother turtle.

Box Turtle egg (left)

compared with coins and

Snapping Turtle egg (right)