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Eastern Box Turtle

Terrapene carolina

Description:

Box turtles have a high domed shell and they deal themselves inside like a box. They have a hinge on the bottom shell that allows them to completely seal up. The way you tell a male from female is by the eye color. Males have reddish-orange eyes and females have brown eyes.

Habitat:

Meadows and woodland areas.

Notes:

Box turtles are omnivores, meaning they eat fruits, vegetables and meat, like berries, plants and earthworms.

1 Species ID Suggestions

AshleyT
AshleyT 8 years ago
Eastern Box Turtle
Terrapene carolina http://srelherp.uga.edu/turtles/tercar.htm


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1 Comment

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Moved to Reptiles :-)

TTaylor
Spotted by
TTaylor

Georgia, USA

Spotted on Oct 2, 2013
Submitted on Oct 2, 2013

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