We have three local turtle species that are often seen in yards, on roads and when we are hiking or fishing. They are the Eastern Box Turtle, Red Eared Slider, and Common Snapping Turtle. Removing them from there territory can cause confusion and even death.
Kentucky is home to two fantastic fox species: the Gray Fox and the Red Fox. While both belong to the Canidae Family they are distinct cousins (note the different scientific names). Foxes are a delightful part of folklore and have a well-earned reputation for being cunning and sly.
Turtles are terrific.
With the ability to move 700 pounds of dirt an hour, the groundhog builds an impressive underground home that reaches 10 – 60 feet in length and may be three layers. Just like your house, the tunnels contain numerous chambers or rooms for sleeping, eating and bathroom facilities. Two to five entrances allow easy access and escape from predators.