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CLEMENTINE

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.

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