Eastern Box Turtle | The Cove Forest

Kaltura

(Terrapene carolina)

This turtle is very common and is highly terrestrial. The males have red eyes and the bottom of the shell (plastron) is scoped out; while the females have brown/yellow eyes and a flat plastron. The box turtles eats a wide variety of snails, insects, earthworms, and plants including poisonous mushrooms.

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