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Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina) Such a shy turtle! This adorable Eastern Box Turtle thought it was doing a great job hiding from me under these tree roots and branches! I took a  couple of shots but decided to let him/her have some privacy! Eastern box turtle,Geotagged,Summer,Terrapene carolina carolina,United States Click/tap to enlarge

Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina)

Such a shy turtle! This adorable Eastern Box Turtle thought it was doing a great job hiding from me under these tree roots and branches! I took a couple of shots but decided to let him/her have some privacy!

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  1. Haha! You got her! Posted one year ago

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The eastern box turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina) is a subspecies within a group of hinge-shelled turtles, normally called box turtles. T. c. carolina is native to the eastern part of the United States.

The eastern box turtle is a subspecies of the common box turtle (Terrapene carolina). While in the pond turtle family, Emydidae, and not a tortoise, the box turtle is largely terrestrial.[3] Box turtles are slow crawlers, extremely long lived, slow to mature, and have relatively few.. more

Similar species: Turtles And Tortoises
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Aug 11, 2018. Captured Jul 3, 2018 20:45 in 381 Dally Cove Rd, Ranger, GA 30734, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
  • f/3.5
  • 1/125s
  • ISO400
  • 60mm