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Eastern Box Turtle

Terrapene carolina carolina

Description:

Found today crossing a busy highway. Most likely a male due to the red eyes. Eastern box turtles have a high, dome-like carapace and a hinged plastron that allows total shell closure. The carapace can be of variable coloration, but is normally found brownish or black and is accompanied by a yellowish or orangish radiating pattern of lines, spots or blotches. Skin coloration, like that of the shell, is variable.



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1 Comment

ins.bento
ins.bento 6 years ago

Turtles are reptiles, not amphibians. Nice spotting tough. :)

JC_Forester
Spotted by
JC_Forester

Kentucky, USA

Lat: 36.72, Long: -83.62

Spotted on May 22, 2013
Submitted on May 22, 2013

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