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Eastern Box Turtle

Terrapene carolina carolina

Description:

Beautifully colored male eastern box turtle (males have red irises while females have brown.) Patterned skin and shell in brown and yellow. Approx 6 inches in length. This fellow appears to have an old injury to his shell just above his head.

Habitat:

Found in a soybean field near the Little PeeDee River in South Carolina. Box turtles are largely terrestrial.

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5 Comments

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 years ago

That's a great poker face. Awesome spotting, BrittJ. Congrats on your nomination for SOTW too.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 years ago

Nice series.
He looks a little stunned. ;-)

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 2 years ago

He's gorgeous!

BrittJ
BrittJ 2 years ago

Wow! What a compliment. Thank you!

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

BrittJ
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BrittJ

South Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jul 6, 2019
Submitted on Jul 9, 2019

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