Kat Walston, a senior biology major at UNC Greensboro, takes a last look at their specimen before placing him as close as possible to where the dogs located him in the forest.
She explains why she is interested in studying box turtles. “We still don’t know much about their range. We know they live in a small range, and can retrace their steps to their homelands if they are moved. But we don’t know why they can be found at some distances from their range. That is still a mystery."