Found in the middle of the road. My little cousins saved it and moved it to a safer location nearby.
This was the largest box turtle I have ever seen. 8 inches front to back across the carapace. The plastron measured 7.25 inches front edge to rear edge. Picked up on highway between passing cars and released in safe spot nearby.
This gal (green eyes instead of red eyes) was crossing a major highway. I was able to get stopped and get the the turtle off the road and into a safer area after a few photos.
hit by car, died after intake
Male found crossing Avent Ferry road after a night of heavy rainfall.
Observed in deciduous woodland. Found in Orange County, New York just north of the NJ border. GPS from image slightly inaccurate.
The common box turtle (Terrapene carolina) is a species of box turtle with six existing subspecies. It is found throughout the eastern United States and Mexico. The box turtle has a distinctive hinged lowered shell (the box) that allows it to completely enclose itself. Its upper jaw is long and curved.