Individual was found in a firebreak, under a yaupon shrub, exposed. Placed in created soil den and covered with oak leaves.
Seen crossing TN 90. Sunny, cool conditions. Temperature 50F. Heavy rain night before.
Female turtle found laying eggs
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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.