Box Turtles (Nature Watch) by Lynn M. Stone

By Lynn M. Stone

From sea-living creatures to reptiles, to carnivorous crops, the 'Nature Watch' sequence caters for researchers and pleasure-readers alike, with a wealth of data and images of flora and fauna of their ordinary environments the world over.

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Some states, including Michigan, Massachusetts, and Wisconsin, have passed tough laws regarding the capture, sale, and possession of box turtles. 40 Unfortunately, state laws contain many loopholes. ” You cannot sell eastern or ornate box turtles in Illinois if they were caught there. But it is legal in Illinois to sell the three-toed box turtles you picked up in Missouri, although it is not legal to sell those same turtles in Missouri. Protective laws are hard to enforce, and box turtles are hard to resist.

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