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Common Box Turtle

Terrapene carolina carolina

Description:

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

Habitat:

Found in the Eastern United States and Mexico.

Notes:

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

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North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jul 22, 2011
Submitted on Jan 21, 2013

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