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My understanding is that box turtles will eat just about anything that they consider edible. There must have been some tastiness in the stick in this one’s mouth. But we had to interrupt its meal because it was munching in the middle of Wildlife Drive in the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge of Maryland. It was gently moved to the side of the road where I’m sure it found more good stuff to munch.

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I’m afraid I scared off its partner. I’ll move slower next time.

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Turtles sunning themselves in the Mystic River.

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The fluff of the cottonwood tree filled the air like snow and coated the surface of the pond.  Plus there was the pollen, pond algae and the dust stirred up by the adjacent construction project.

Maybe the little fellow was trying to cool off because it was in the waters closest to shore and so there was also the reflection of the trees in the water.  But how long could he remain obscured with that beautiful bronze shell?

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