This is Chester.  He is an eastern box turtle that lives at the nature center at Heckrodt Wetland Reserve in Menasha.  He used to be a classroom turtle, but now he is retired and lives at Heckrodt.  He likes to hide under a log.  The lady that works at Heckrodt let me help feed him!  He eats berries and worms, but he didn’t want to eat last Saturday when I went to visit him.

Eastern box turtles live in the eastern United States.  You might see one in the wild in Wisconsin, but it would be very rare.  It is the state reptile of North Carolina.

About Raymie

Raymie is a 11 year old boy who loves animals. He is always looking around for new animals. He wants to be a zookeeper someday.
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2 Responses to Chester

  1. Mrs. VerKuilen-Pitts says:

    Hi Raymie! I love the turtle picture! I live in Menasha and not far from Heckrodt, so I will have to go and visit Chester. 🙂 Have a Merry Christmas and a fun winter break!

    • Raymie says:

      Thanks for visiting my website, Mrs. VerKuilen-Pitts! If you go to Heckrodt you can also see the baby crayfish and the alligator snapping turtle that I posted on here. Merry Christmas!

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