Sandy Springs and the Box Turtle

March 18, 2008 at 2:31 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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As many of you probably know that the turtle has become an icon of Sandy Springs. In previous posts, I have shared information about the Sandy Springs Turtle artwork scattered throughout the city.

Well, the type of turtle that you are seeing is the Box Turtle. These turtles are very common and can live up to 20 years. Unfortunately, we are not seeing them as much as in the past due to them being run over by cars and new development. They used to be very common in the Sandy Springs , especially in the original springs of Sandy Springs. You can get more info about the Box Turtle by clicking here.

Do you remember the Box Turtle as a kid?

 

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