First individual I've seen this year.
Discovered while riding ATV's behind our camp house on Deer Park Drive.
old injury (self amputation) from being hit by car. Mostly healed. Turtle immediately released near where found.
hit by car, died after arrival
Juvenile box turtle
Large in palmetto lowlands
I saw this turtle while walking down my street in Chapel Hill.
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.