Found in Umstead State Park, Raleigh, NC
Raining all day. Found it crossing road in a heavily wooded, residential area behind the Fish Hatchery.
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.