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Eastern Box Turtle

Terrapene carolina carolina


Eastern Box turtles are known for the hinge on their plastron to close up when hiding from predators. They have dark shells with bright orange markings, and makes typically have bright red eyes.


Native to Eastern North America, found in deciduous woodlands near freshwater sources.


This is one of Teatown Lake Reservation's education turtles.

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SaraPaige626 8 years ago

Thank you NeilDazet!

NeilDazet 8 years ago

Nice Find Sara, not too far away from me. Please, if you could, add the scientific name (Terrapene carolina carolina) to this spotting so it doesn't show up as 'Unidentified'. See the FAQ for how the unidentified process works. Once again, nice boxie!

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New York, USA

Spotted on Oct 5, 2013
Submitted on Nov 10, 2013

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