Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Three Toed Box Turtle

Terrapene carolina triunguis

Description:

A male three toed box turtle I found on a walk around the park. I know he's a three toed becaus he has three toes on each of his hindfeet. There is some confusion and overlap with the eastern box turtle, and they are known to hybridize since the three toed is a subspecies of the former. This is the State reptile of Missouri. It's believed that they're poisonous by nature of eating poisonous mushrooms that they themselves are immune to. Three toed turtles migrate depending on the climate and during dry months prefer forested areas where they make burrows of leaf litter which explains this one being close the forest.

Habitat:

Native to the Eastern US. The most north is gets is here in Kansas and Missouri.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

The GeoDex
Spotted by
The GeoDex

Independence, Kansas, United States

Spotted on Jul 11, 2020
Submitted on Jul 11, 2020

Spotted for Mission

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team