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Three-Toed Box Turtle

Terrapene carolina triunguis


Official reptile of Missouri, the Three-toed box turtle has a domed shell which grows to an average 4.5 to 5 inches in length and the head and throat often display yellow, red, or orange spots.


Lives from eastern Texas the northern edge of the Florida Panhandle. Its northernmost habitat is in Missouri and Kansas, while the southernmost is in Louisiana

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Bolivar, Missouri, USA

Spotted on Jun 13, 2011
Submitted on Sep 14, 2011

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