A turtle was found in the driveway as we were leaving to go get lunch.
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anonymous says ... on Wednesday, Sep 10 at 7:32 PM
there is somebody looking for a missing turtle that has three toes, their number is 521-0002
Littleleeper23 says ... on Friday, Aug 1 at 7:29 AM
It is possible for them to overwinter in Iowa. Should anyone find this guy or another russian tort PLEASE take it to a wildlife rehab person. DO NOT touch native box turtles they are endangered. Only remove them from imminent danger. Roadways etc
DriftyAlison0 says ... on Tuesday, Jul 22 at 2:37 PM
Solon do you know what type of box turtle? Because I have a lost box turtle myself and I am keeping hope that he is still alive.
solonmom says ... on Monday, Jul 21 at 5:03 PM
I actually found a box turtle very similiar to this one. The DNR said that they are native to Iowa in our area. They have a lot of box turtles in McBride State Park. So don't fret about the winter. DNR said they bury themselves in the mud. :)
michael says ... on Sunday, Jul 20 at 11:44 AM
Thats a Russian Tortoise. You can tell by its skin, dome shaped shell, and its feet. They're not webbed... Mine looks isactly like it. It will die when winter comes....frost would surely kill it.
Anonymous says ... on Saturday, Jul 19 at 2:14 PM
And now you see someone did in fact lose a turtle.
Why didn't you keep him? You took a picture ,posted on here...and then let it go the same day?
What did that accomplish??
Anonymous says ... on Friday, Jul 11 at 1:49 PM
Cerarlake area by pavilian off shaver road. ps. sorry we didn't know.
Heather says ... on Tuesday, Jul 8 at 3:58 PM
Why would you post this turtle if you were not going to have it or know where it was if someone was looking for it?
Curious says ... on Monday, Jul 7 at 11:28 PM
Where did you release him? In the sewage of the river? Or did you call the DNR?
Hmmm says ... on Monday, Jul 7 at 11:28 PM
Unfortunate as someone actually lost a turtle.
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And where did you let him go?
what should we do? says ... on Monday, Jul 7 at 10:30 PM
We did let it go the day we found it.
Dont let him go says ... on Monday, Jul 7 at 2:02 PM
That is not a native turtle to Iowa. Please do not let it go. It can spread diseases and compete with native turtles not to mention probably fail to survive. Looks sort of like it could be a Russian Tortoise. Commonly sold in pet stores.
Jeff says ... on Monday, Jul 7 at 12:17 PM
Did u keep him or Did u let him go.
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