hatchling box turtle found in my garden. took a few pictures and returned it to where I found, never saw again
Missing his left eye and doing just fine!
Mature oak hickory forest
I've seen Florida box tortoises many times in the wild, in Everglades National Park, Osceola National Forest, Ocala National Forest, and several other places in Florida.
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.