It's Not a Magician, It’s an Eastern Box Turtle

All animals have their ability to defend themselves from predators. Eastern Box turtle is no exception and it doesn't need to rely on a quick escape.

Turtles are on the bottom of the list when it comes to out running their predators, so the Eastern Box turtle devised the opposite approach. When threatened, they will retract all of their limbs into their shell and clamp it shut creating a perfect seal. Very few predators can prey upon adult box turtles because of this technique. The turtle is in no rush to come out, effectively changing it into a waiting game. In addition to this unique ability, they can also regenerate or heal their shell if it becomes damaged or injured. Not that they care but the shell does not grow back with the initial pattern.

To learn more about them, watch the video below.


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