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Three-toed Box Turtle

Terrapene carolina triunguis

Description:

I saved this box turtle as it was attempting to cross a busy road. Had a brief photo shoot and then released the turtle deep inside a nearby forest.

Habitat:

Normally found in grasslands and forest habitats.

Notes:

Usually 3 toes on hind limbs and usually a ridge along the center of the carapace. The plastron (bottom part of shell) has a distinct single hinge across the forward third of the shell, which allows the turtle to tightly close the lower shell against the inside edge of the upper shell.

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21 Comments

NeilDazet
NeilDazet a year ago

Thank you KrantiAzad. I think it is an awesome series too! :-)

KrantiAzad
KrantiAzad a year ago

awesome series !!

NeilDazet
NeilDazet a year ago

Thank you sofiar1 and cecihelper1 for your kind words.

sofiar1
sofiar1 a year ago

i love it

cecihelper1
cecihelper1 a year ago

Great spotting! Luckily, you saved it & released it!

Christiane
Christiane a year ago

This is one of my rescued turtles .. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/664...

NeilDazet
NeilDazet a year ago

Thanks Christiane! I made this cool turtle my current PN avatar. :)

Christiane
Christiane a year ago

WOW... Amazing..

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 2 years ago

Added some more photos to this spotting. Enjoy!

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 2 years ago

Thanks for that comment MrJohn!

MrJohn
MrJohn 2 years ago

Looks like he was smiling for the camera.

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 2 years ago

Thanks Marsya and others for the compliments!

Marsya Christyanti
Marsya Christyanti 2 years ago

Nice spotting and precise angle! it is smiling :)

manu1
manu1 2 years ago

Beautiful color!! I love its very fast..
Good video!!!!

maca1
maca1 2 years ago

is lovely
and is very fast for being a turtle
:p

fede1
fede1 2 years ago

beautiful

luciaa1
luciaa1 2 years ago

cute

helu1
helu1 2 years ago

this is so strange

vale1
vale1 2 years ago

it is lovely!!!=)

vale1
vale1 2 years ago

it is fast to be a turtle!!!=)

ale1
ale1 2 years ago

that's a rare and beautiful tortoise

Columbia, Missouri, USA

Lat: 38.92, Long: -92.36

Spotted on May 2, 2012
Submitted on May 2, 2012

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