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Posted by Joshua on June 14, 2001 at 12:16:05:
An experienced turtle keeper I decided I wanted to help the wild turtle population in our area. I have devised an elaborate scheme to allow me to accept wild caught (only if they are rescued) and any captive but unwanted Eastern Boxies for the purposes of studying them and experiemnting with wild relseasing, in hopes to help the wild population. As the program develops I would also find matinng couples and allow them to go out to breeders to help the captive bred populations grow in hopes of keepng ppl from collecting wild specimins. My program will accept any eastern box and rehabilitate them in my fenced in and protected yard. Some specimins will be released and monitored on a 1000 acre privately owned land to see how they fare, how it effects the area and most importantly.. if they survive. Assuming they do well, the program wil also (as it grows) provide specimins to wild areas that have been depopulated so that the wild numbers can grow. I have a web sponsorwho is allowing me space to post a page... I'll be getting that up in a week or two... in the mean time.. I'd really be interested to know if anyone has any thoughts or suggestions? Also, i'll obviously need specimins.. so i was hoping you would all keep that in mind if you do come across a boxie in need of help. I have one in my care right now.. and he'll be making new friends form all over I hope. Also if anyone has any specific info on behavior or migrations/livning areas in the wild, I'd love to see it. I know a lot about the captive pets but I'm still elarning about them in the wild. I want to know more to make my program more successful.
Thanks and sorry this was so long.