hit by car (DOA)
This is a subspecies of the Common Box Turtle. Scientific name Terrapene carolina triunguis
In muddy, marshy area of powerline cut in late morning/early afternoon. Exact dates unsure, but seen at least 3-4 times through June and July.
small box turtle, chewed by dog (DOA)
5:00 pm on evening bike ride. This is the 4th box turtle found dead on my block this spring. Two this week. Sadly, I believe someone is doing this on purpose.
Terrapene carolina, also known as Eastern Box Turtle, is a species of box turtle which consists of six subspecies. They are found throughout the eastern United States and Mexico. The box turtle has an olive colored shell with yellow spots on its neck. This species of turtle eats grass, leaves, and insects. In captivity, they will eat lettuce, many kinds of berries, and occasionally chopped meat.