Medium Turtle Teleportation: Rail Trail

Perhaps this is a relative of the tiny turtle I teleported two years ago in the same section of the Dutchess Rail Trail:

Turtle Teleportation - DCRT near Lagrange Trailhead - 2020-06-19
Turtle Teleportation – DCRT near Lagrange Trailhead – 2020-06-19

Such fancy patterns!

I’m pretty sure box turtles don’t grow fast enough for this to be the same one …

4 thoughts on “Medium Turtle Teleportation: Rail Trail

  1. “I’m pretty sure box turtles don’t grow fast enough for this to be the same one”

    Or vice versa? “Metamorphosis”… ;-)

    1. I keep telling Mary we need a matched pair of motorcycle trikes, but she’s having none of it. [grin]

      A velomobile is definitely a non-starter!

  2. Based on size, that larger box turtle was likely born in 2014. The earlier one is a newborn in the first few weeks of life.

    1. Apparently scutes have growth rings, but they’re not an annual marker and counting doesn’t tell you very much; all I know is big turtles have survived against all odds.

      If only their armor could withstand today’s assaults …

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