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Eastern box turtle

Terrapene carolina carolina

Description:

"The carapace (upper shell) has a very high dome and reaches between 4-5 and 6 inches in length. The color of the upper shell varies; the background color is typically brown to black with yellow markings. The plastron (lower shell) has hinges in the front and back which allows turtle to completely withdraw into its shell and shut the doors behind it. The ability to close itself within its box is how it got its name.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 7 years ago
Eastern box turtle
Terrapene carolina carolina Eastern box turtle


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1 Comment

SharonThompson
SharonThompson 7 years ago

Aaron G Thanks for completing!

SharonThompson
Spotted by
SharonThompson

Ohio, USA

Spotted on Aug 10, 2013
Submitted on Aug 12, 2013

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