Found this female at edge of burrow. Sandy pine forest habitat within neighborhood.
AOR on Route 438 W of Angie, LA. Imaged only. GTS 925. UTA DC 7323-24.
Shell was extremely brittle and fell apart when I moved it to take extra pictures.
Box turtle found walking along lower trail
Trail of Tears State Forest, Union County, IL
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.