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Eastern Box Turtle

Terrapene carolina carolina


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.


Meadows and woodland areas.


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

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1 Comment

NeilDazet 8 years ago

Moved from Amphibians to Reptiles. :-)

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Valdosta, Georgia, USA

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

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