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Box Turtle Babies
By Cindy Grigg
1 Box turtles, often called terrapins, live in woods or meadows across the eastern two-thirds of the United States. You may have seen a box turtle in your backyard or crossing a highway.
2 Box turtles are reptiles. Turtles lay eggs on land. When the female turtle is ready, she finds some soft soil. She digs a hole with her back legs. She lays four to six eggs in the hole. Then she covers the eggs with dirt. She leaves the nest and never sees her babies.
3 The sun warms the eggs in the nest. After about two months, the eggs hatch. If it is in a place with a cold climate, the baby turtles, called hatchlings, may stay under the soil until spring comes again. If it is a warm climate, the hatchlings dig their way out of the soil after they hatch. They already know how to dig and how to find their own food.
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