||Four years old|
||Eastern Box turtle|
found Plankton and his sister Karen in our back yard one day! We were
walking along the woods in our backyard and saw what looked like a moving
rock or a bark chip but when we looked closer, we found out it was a small
brown turtle about the size of a quarter. We had three water turtles already
so we gladly took in the turtle. We named him Plankton. A few days later
we found his sister Karen. We named them both after the Spongebob
characters! They were so tiny we knew they would be vulnerable to many
predators, even birds, so inside they came!
We keep Plankton and Karen together in a large tank and feed them meal
worms, fruits, and vegetables. Plankton enjoys basking in the sun and
eating. He is about the size of a small tangerine. Plankton has a light
brown shell with colorful bright yellow face coloring. Box turtles are
cool because they can pull their head all the way in, and legs, so they do
then just look like an ornate little box, but they don't do that with us,
as they know there's nothing to be afraid of here. We love turtles! And
Plankton is a special guy!
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