A pair of mating box turtles. Apparently, the male makes gasping noises sometimes!
A well worn three-toed Box Turtles
This turtle was observed in the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano, Texas.
This Three-toed Box Turtle was observed near Old Alton Bridge in Denton County. He was making his way along one of the park’s soft surface trails when I found him.
A Three-toed Box Turtle found wandering a dirt trail near Winfrey Point at White Rock Lake.
Here I have found not one, but two Three-toed Box Turtle skeletons side by side. Its hard to imagine how this situation came to pass, but somehow these two turtles reached the end of their road beneath the branches of the very same tree.
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.