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FL Box Turtle

Terrapene carolina bauri


This turtle similar to other Box Turtles w/ it's narrow and highly-domed shell. With a hinged plastron it is Abel to close its shell tightly. The FL Box Turtle has some differences in that it has a pattern of bright yellow stripes that make it easy to identify.


This turtle was crossing the road of a County Nature Preserve. It was leaving and traveling to another scrub oak type area.

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1 Comment

ForestDragon 3 years ago

I suspect this may be a Slider turtle (Trachemys sp.) of some kind. I am leaning towards a Yellow-bellied Slider, but I am having a difficult time finding one with such an interesting shell pattern. This does not appear to be a Box Turtle by the markings on the head and legs and the shape of the shell.

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Florida, USA

Spotted on May 13, 2014
Submitted on May 17, 2014

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