Found 2 of these little turtles in my box turtle enclosure. What are they?
I like how the yellow stripes of his carapace continue onto his little noggin.
And his bright orange eyes are so cool!
Found by dog and buried under pine straw. Turtle released unharmed.
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.