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RE: Exciting find yesterday

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Posted by: vichris at Sun May 29 13:07:39 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by vichris ]  
   

>>We can have weeks at a time in winter at -10 to -20, with windchills -40 not uncommon, and yes that is a minus as in 20 degrees below ZERO aka 52 degrees below freezing, so our ground is frozen hard as a rock quite a ways down for awhile. The straw or leaves can and do offer some protection, but it's still brutal. Ornate box turtles are native in the southern part of the state but there numbers have never been strong, so it's borderline here. None the less I still think I might try them, or at least half of them, outdoors all winter but cover them with about 12 inches of leaves and straw in the pen.
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>>Jeff Benfer
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Wow didn't know that it got that brutal there Jeff. We had 2 episodes this past winter where it got 30 below 0. Thats pretty much unheard of here. They only lasted for a few days each but it was enough to kill alot of trees and other vegetation around here.

I think your turtles will make it ok......But ya I would definately cover them with with a good layer of mulch.
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