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Hercules

Eastern Box Turtle

Hercules was admitted to our hospital from a local veterinary office where he was dropped off by a member of the public. Hercules was uninjured, however his origin was not known to the veterinary staff. Due to his unknown origin location, Hercules is unable to be released to the wild. Box Turtles have a very strong homing instinct which will make them try to find their way back home. As we do not know where Hercules came from, if we released him, he likely would not make it back to his home territory.

Did You Know?

Eastern Box Turtles are omnivores with a very diverse diet. They enjoy feeding on both plant and animal matter including insects, carrion and eggs!

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Meet Our Animal Ambassadors

Amelia

American Kestrel

Baby & Lady

Red-tailed Hawks

Charlie

American Kestrel

Daisy

White Footed Mouse

Fig

Virginia Opossum

Hatch

Eastern Box Turtle

Jade

Diamondback Terrapin

Jasper

Diamondback Terrapin

Marcus

Great Horned owl

Otis

Eastern Screech Owl

Ping

Mallard Duck

Rosie

Eastern Box Turtle

Sheldon

Common Musk Turtle

Solomon

Barred Owl

Stash

Eastern Chipmunk

Tabitha & Timothy

Doves

Trixie

Eastern Box Turtle