Box turtles are territorial

The Keepers got a call last week from someone trying to do a good deed by rescuing this turtle. It’s a box turtle, and if you look closely in the area of its back right leg you can see some shell missing. It appears to be an old injury that the turtle has long recovered from.
If you find a turtle in the wild, please let it be. If you find one wandering down the road, move it to the side it is traveling towards. Box turtles are believed to be territorial, so leaving them in the area where you see them is best for them!

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