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I haven't a clue!

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Posted by: 9boxies at Sun Jun 20 09:55:15 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by 9boxies ]  
   

I haven't posted on here in quite a while, but I have a female box turtle that had been pacing all around the pen for a couple of days. I finally decided to just let her out to roam the yard for a while since I thought maybe the other boxies were bothering her. At any rate......she wound up in a bed where we have brocoli planted. She dug a deep hole and buried down in there. I just decided to leave her alone overnight. Yesterday a.m. I went out to check on her and she was still there, but was no longer buried. The spot where she had been was almost completely filled in and she was just sitting there looking at me.

I let her alone until in the afternoon and she was still in there. I gave her some food which she ate, and then I decided that maybe I should move her. I put her in a water dish and she soaked and drank then climbed out. She headed for one of the cubbies in the pen and I decided that maybe I should see if she wanted back to her spot in the brocolli bed. I put her there......she sat a few minutes and then left, so I put her back in the pen. Now I am stymied. I have no idea if I did right or not, but I figured that if she had buried the place she had been buried in over night that she had either laid eggs or just decided to fill in the hole. What do you think? I don't want to dig the place up, so I just put some mesh wire around the area so nothing, like Mr. T, could dig into the space.

I guess I just want to know your opinions as to whether or not she could have laid eggs. I have never seen her bury the area where she has herself been buried before. What do you think? Oh, sorry this is so long! .....9boxies


   

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