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Box Turtles Along I-69 Route Get Relocated

Box Turtle

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An eastern box turtle, like the ones being relocated for I-69 construction.

The state has temporarily relocated about 60 turtles who have made their homes along the path of the Interstate 69 extension in Southwest Indiana. The eastern box turtle is not endangered, but its numbers have been dropping. The Department of Natural Resources has rounded up as many as it can find near the highway construction and placed them in temporary custody in a wildlife refuge.

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