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Rich Z 03-21-2018 01:38 PM

Box turtles in the temporary pond
 
Whenever we get heavy enough rains, we have a low area out by our large bamboo grove that will form a temporary pond. Seems like the box turtles just love this pond, because invariably we will find one or more in the water, often bumping together. Not sure if it's a male or female with the pair this year, or two males just fighting for ownership of the pond.

http://www.faunaclassifieds.com/pics...03_2018_01.jpg


http://www.faunaclassifieds.com/pics...03_2018_02.jpg


http://www.faunaclassifieds.com/pics...03_2018_03.jpg


I also took some video that I will post later on.

Both pics and video were taken with the Sony RX10 IV.

Nanci 03-21-2018 02:09 PM

I bet they love that.

mcnann_fam 03-21-2018 03:24 PM

They look so happy in their little oasis.

Rich Z 03-22-2018 11:23 PM

Here's the video I took of this encounter with the box turtles.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKFvyEZHO44

Nanci 03-26-2018 02:27 PM

I bet the one with the yellow beak is the female, and the other is the male.

Rich Z 03-26-2018 04:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nanci (Post 1732216)
I bet the one with the yellow beak is the female, and the other is the male.

Probably so, but I didn't want to disturb them further to find out. The other one does seem to be the aggressor in these encounters.


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