Florida Box Turtle
Stranded in our pool.
I found this little guy as I was watering my plants. I'm wondering if there could be others still around. Any help on identifying it would be greatly appreciated!
Florida box turtle
A subspecies of turtle belonging to the family Emydidae. Terrapene carolina bauri Taylor, 1895 is endemic to the U.S. state of Florida and the extreme southeastern portion of Georgia. It can be found in damp environments, such as wetlands, marshlands, and near swamps, but usually does not enter water deep enough to swim.
DOR on US 1. Imaged only. GTS 675. UTA DC 7254.
Second image shows some habitat at site of observation.
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.