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Three-toed Box Turtle

Terrapene carolina triunguis

Description:

Smaller than the native Eastern Box turtles and less varied in color, Three-toed Box turtles are generally light brown and brown/yellow with dark brown carapace patterns.

Habitat:

Missouri, south to Alabama and Texas. Live in moist woodlands near fresh water source.

Notes:

This is Boudreaux, an ambassador Three-toed Box turtle at an Ossining nature preserve.

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SaraPaige626
Spotted by
SaraPaige626

New York, USA

Spotted on Dec 7, 2013
Submitted on Dec 10, 2013

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