Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina
i found this guy wandering in the middle of the road
and dropped him off in a safe place with high grasses
you have to respect a creature that carries its house on its back -
a lesson we could all learn from . . . wherever you go - there you are.
Eastern Box Turtles will stay in the same area, as long as they have everything they need (food, water, other turtles to mate with).
Eastern Box Turtles hibernate in the winter, usually under dead leaves or inside old stumps.
Females usually dig their nests on stormy evenings.
Box turtles are some of the only turtles which can completely close their shell, protecting them from predators.
Turtle populations are in danger in other states (including Maryland)
because of pesticides and people taking them out of the wild for pets.