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  • A turtle with a bright red eye standing in the grass.
    Box turtle peering through reed canary grass. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

    Box turtles

    December 23, 2011 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. My daily commute usually takes me by a small patch of forest owned by the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Going home one recent afternoon, I went around a sharp curve and came upon a bump in the road. A bump that was slowly moving. Fortunately I could stop well before I hit the box turtle. Roads are especially perilous to box turtles, who often find their territory bisected by them.  Learn more...

  • A turtle with a bright red eye standing in the grass.
    Box turtle peering through reed canary grass. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

    Box turtles

    July 31, 2009 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. If anyone has first hand experience with a reptile, it’s probably a box turtle, the state reptile of North Carolina. While box turtles may grace numerous classrooms or home terrariums, the truth is scientists don’t know a lot about the status of box turtle populations and fear they may be declining. In order to get a clearer picture of the state of box turtles, the Box Turtle Collaborative was recently formed by UNC-Greesnboro, Davidson College, and a handful of state agencies including the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.  Learn more...

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