Overview of the nine turtles captured today
One turtle was an incidental finding, rather than a canine capture.
Four turtles captured were males, three turtles were females, and two turtles were unknown. The 2 turtles were deemed unknown because these turtles were too small and young to be able to tell, a.k.a. juvenile.
Six of the Eastern Box Turtles were adults, while three were juveniles.
Here are the abnormalities of note from this search effort:
- Mass in cervical region
- Old fracture at the tail tip
- Predator injuries
Tribute to Turtle Team members
They are a vital part of our conservation efforts
Next blog I’ll talk about Day #3 in Kickapoo and introduce Jeremy’s PhD project that involves radiotelemetry!