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Eastern Box Turtle

Terrapene carolina carolina

Notes:

Wrong shell coloring for eastern box turtle? Found it in the road. Carefully moved it a few feet forward, remembering how essential it is to keep it facing in its original direction.



2 Species ID Suggestions

Eastern Box Turtle
Correction -- Terrapene carolina carolina
Eastern Box Turtle
Terapennae carolina carolina


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2 Comments

LauraLOVESbirds
LauraLOVESbirds 5 years ago

Ahhh! Thanks for expounding on the color and verifying the ID!

jbstrange2202
jbstrange2202 5 years ago

Yes that is an eastern box turtle. The EBT is a species known for exhibiting a range of region specific color morphologies. It is also common for a turtle's shell to be stained a certain color depending on its habitat (e.x. Area rich in Georgia Clay deposits = reddish brown shell)

LauraLOVESbirds
Spotted by
LauraLOVESbirds

Suffolk, Virginia, USA

Lat: 36.60, Long: -76.55

Spotted on Apr 27, 2014
Submitted on Apr 27, 2014

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