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Eastern Box Turtle

Terrapene carolina carolina

Description:

Eastern box turtle resting in a pile of leaves.

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5 Comments

JoshMrozowski
JoshMrozowski 10 years ago

Concavity doesn't really work in eastern box turtles. Sometimes males show a little concavity, but it not really present because of their plastron design i.e. their hinge.

Mandy Hollman
Mandy Hollman 10 years ago

You can still tell by the shape of the plastron, right? (Concave for males)

JoshMrozowski
JoshMrozowski 10 years ago

Actually, ones with yellow eyes are most often immature males. I've witnessed captive specimens change from brown to yellow to red after they were a few years old. The red eyes for males and brown for females is correct though.

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 10 years ago

Nice photo! You can tell that this one is a male from the orange/red eye. Females tend to have yellow/brown eyes.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 10 years ago

Nice portrait! Welcome to Project Noah.

JoshMrozowski
Spotted by
JoshMrozowski

Middletown, Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Sep 15, 2011
Submitted on Mar 7, 2012

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