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Eastern Box Turtle by littleredelf Eastern Box Turtle by littleredelf
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 :heart:

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.

FUN FACTS:

:bulletred: Eastern Box Turtles will stay in the same area, as long as they have everything they need (food, water, other turtles to mate with).
:bulletred: Eastern Box Turtles hibernate in the winter, usually under dead leaves or inside old stumps.
:bulletred: Females usually dig their nests on stormy evenings.
:bulletred: Box turtles are some of the only turtles which can completely close their shell, protecting them from predators.
:bulletred: Turtle populations are in danger in other states (including Maryland)
because of pesticides and people taking them out of the wild for pets.
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Moon-Crafter Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I had found Texas Boxes here once when I was A child so special
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:iconhamsterkiss:
awwe :) how cute the face just going back into shell
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:iconsh00t1ngm0nk3y:
cool. i want a pet like that.
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Happy-Tree-12 Jul 8, 2010
Hey! I love this pic. Mind if I paint it?:D
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Happy-Tree-12 Jul 8, 2010
This is a great picture of a turtle. I like it a lot.
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:iconalethewall:
lovely turtle
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sanwahi Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
hi,

this photograph has been featured in Animals A to Z vol 2 [link]

thanks for sharing the deviation here :)
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:iconexcalibur-t005:
I had one of these buggers sitting in my house for observation for a couple of days a few years ago... They've got a very distinctive shell pattern, don't they? Doesn't seem to be quite identical, but certainly obvious to anyone that's seen one before.

This is an excellent picture of this turtle species, by the way.
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Death-Pony7 Jul 28, 2008  Professional General Artist
He's a pretty one! We found one with similar coloration yesterday, was too fond of the camera though.
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:iconiceman-91:
perfect... i love this shot! :)
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