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Three-toed box turtle

Terrapene carolina triunguis

Description:

Medium sized turtle, about 7 inches long.

Habitat:

Forested area near a small pond and fields in rural area.

Notes:

Photographed in front yard, then returned to habitat.

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three toed box turtle
Terrapene carolina triunguis Three-Toed Box Turtle | Missouri Department of Conservation


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2 Comments

BrendanSmith
BrendanSmith 9 years ago

carapace...sorry spelled it wrong

BrendanSmith
BrendanSmith 9 years ago

Looks like a Three Toed Box turtle (Terrapene carolina triunguis). From the picture you can kind of see the toes on the hind leg. Also has red eyes (males) and a ridge down the center of the carapice.

zoomanallen
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zoomanallen

Jefferson City, Missouri, USA

Spotted on Sep 19, 2012
Submitted on Sep 19, 2012

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