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A Fan of the Box Turtle

Timothy Kincaid

July 31st, 2008

Usually when we hear from someone who likes the box turtle, they are someone who likes the community here at our site. But today we heard from quite a different fan of the box turtle:


I am the editor of HerpDigest and owner of HerpArts (As in Herpetology the study of reptiles and amphibians) And someone who has been very active in box turtle conservation. And I was surfing the net looking for new sources. And there you were.

I swear I never heard that quote, or the the reactions.

Now I am glad I did.

I find your use of the metaphor of the box turtle wonderful.

Though Herpdigest is a non-political publication, I am going to find a way to mention your site, and with permission reprint the “The Tale of the Box Turtle?

Please email by Sunday so I can reprint it in next weeks Issue.

Allen Salzberg

I got a chuckle out of this and hope that you do too. And if you are interested in amphibians and reptiles (of the non-political sort), check out Allen’s sites.



Jim Burroway
July 31st, 2008 | LINK

We love our fans. Thanks for the note.

Emily K
August 1st, 2008 | LINK

aw that’s awesome. Turtles are great. You’re being noticed by the turtle-study community and that’s awesome.

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