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Box Turtles

By Jeff Berti
You are cruising down the highway on a beautiful spring day when you spot a fist-sized stone on the pavement ahead. Then you notice the stone is moving. Your reaction could have serious consequences for you and for one of Missouri’s most beloved animals and the state reptile, the three-toed box turtle.

Box turtles probably are more likely to die by being struck by a motor vehicle

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