Eastern Box Turtle [Terrapene carolina carolina]
Average Adults Size: 4.5" - 6" long and weigh 1 - 2 lbs.
Confiscated from a local middle school student in 2019, finding out where Clementine came from was a challenge. After consulting with three State Fish and Wildlife Agencies, two non-profit organizations, teachers and school officials, it was determined that she could not be released into the wild. With a lifespan of over 150 years, taking in a box turtle is a big responsibility. Box turtles are illegal to keep as pets in Vermont and Clementine is with us under special permits.