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Eastern Box Turtle

Terrapene carolina carolina

Description:

Box turtles have a high domed shell and the bottom shell has a hinge that allows them to seal up tight like a box. The way you tell a female from male is by eye color. The female have brown eyes and male have red-orangish color eyes. This guy was found on my driveway making his way to the woods.

Habitat:

Meadows and woodland areas.

Notes:

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

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1 Comment

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 8 years ago

Moved from Amphibians to Reptiles. :-)

TTaylor
Spotted by
TTaylor

Valdosta, Georgia, USA

Spotted on Oct 5, 2013
Submitted on Oct 5, 2013

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