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Common Box Turtle

Terrapene carolina carolina


The box turtle has a distinctive hinged lower shell that allows it to completely enclose itself. Its upper jaw is long and curved.


Found in the Eastern United States and Mexico.


The box turtle numbers are declining because of habitat loss, roadkill, and capture for pet trade.

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Spotted on Jul 22, 2011
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