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Terrapene carolina major
Gulf Coast box turtles have a domed shell which can grow to 8 inches in shell length. It is generally dark brown or black in color, with yellow striping or blotching, the amount of blotching or striping can vary greatly. Keeping a box turtle as a pet can lead to imprisonment and a fine of $250,000k.
They are often found around estuaries and swampy regions, near shallow, permanent bodies of water.
Heading up a sand dune in Cape San Blas, Florida.