NANFA-- Gulf Woods?

Jeffrey Fullerton (
Wed, 07 May 2003 16:57:48 -0400

Talk about the last thing anyone 'wood' expect- while feeding turtles I
found Black Bart- the male Gulf Coast Box in the upper pen trying to
mount Greedy the Wood Turtle!

He must have climbed over the fence because the board that makes the
overhang on the side bordering the main compound was pushed aside. Don't
think anything happened- he was mounted in the wrong direction- but it's
encouraging to know that he's that enthusiastic about breedings. If he's
willing to go after a female wood turtle it out to be worth a try to see
if he will mate with the Florida Box since I'm going to have to relocate
him anyways until the security issue regarding his enclosure can be

We're just lucky he ended up inside the compound rather than on the
outside! I'm guessing he followed the perimeter fence around to the
upper pen, saw the other turtles and decided to go looking for some

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