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Terrapene carolina carolina
These box turtle eggs were found on the edge of a road beside my house. There were 4 eggs when discovered, but I believe two of the eggs were infertile. My brother built an incubator and we ended up with two healthy female hatchlings :)
Eastern box turtles prefer deciduous or mixed forested regions, with a moderately moist forest floor that has good drainage. Bottomland forest is preferred over hillsides and ridges. They can also be found in open grasslands, pastures, or under fallen logs or in moist ground, usually moist leaves or wet dirt.
Spotted on May 4, 2010
Submitted on Aug 5, 2011
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