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Eastern Box Turtle

Terrapene carolina


Hatchling turtle found along a trail at Norris Dam State Park in TN. Found 1/4 mile uphill from water. No obvious markings on carapace or head. Had some difficulty with the ID as there are not many juvenile turtle photos on most ID sites. Appears to have 11 scutes on the plastron, no obvious hinges and 4 toes on each foot.


Found along a forested trail near Norris Lake

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Eastern Box Turtle hatchling
Terrapene carolina

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Doren B
Doren B 5 years ago

You may want to compare your specimen with this one:

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Andersonville, Tennessee, United States

Spotted on Jun 10, 2017
Submitted on Jun 11, 2017

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