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Eastern Box Turtle

Terrapene carolina carolina


Shell was about the length of a US dollar bill (about 6 inches)


Beside Lafayette River. Munching or hiding beside mushroom similar in color to this turtle.


Spotted during Lafayette Wetlands Partnership's Bio Blitz. Chuck Gibson observed the turtle with me, and said the eye color helps determine gender. Adult males' eyes are reddish; and females are usually deep brown!

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Norfolk, Virginia, USA

Spotted on Aug 19, 2017
Submitted on Aug 19, 2017

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