Found near boardwalk triangle.
Had damage to the rear, left plastron and marginal carapace. When receding into shell, the leg was still exposed due to the damage.
Emydidae | box turtle
Found this box turtle carapace off the boardwalk near Lonesome Lock south of Boston. Two weeks later I found a live box turtle an eighth of a mile north (photo posted earlier)
Shell damaged, likely by a car
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.