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The Indiana Turtle Database!

This web site was created to help Indiana residents and surrounding states be able to identify the turtle species they encounter. Turtles have remained the same for millions of years. They are the only reptiles that have a shell, used for defense and camouflage purposes. Some turtles like the box turtle are able to close their plastron (lower shell) to avoid being eaten and ripped out by predators. Turtles are creatures that appear to have just crawled out of the prehistoric times, and practically they did. Some of the great species, such as the Blanding's and Box Turtles, are beginning to decline at a high level in many states, who knows how they will be doing in the next twenty years. It would be terrible if we lost such great species, but it would be our fault. We continuously destruct their homes, run them over, catch them, and pollute their environments. We will one day learn the value of our natural resources, and hopefully by then, it won't be too late.

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View Other Indiana Species Sites!

Snakes<< www.snakes.co.nr

Salamanders << www.salamanders.co.nr

 

Go to www.snakes.co.nr to read even more about the Eastern box Turtle!

Need Help identifying a reptile or amphibian? RReptilekid@aol.com