Anyone know what kind of turtle this is?
He was found in my yard ( northern VA area)
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
Box turtle. Notice how the front part of the lower shell is almost flush with the upper shell. They can move that part of the lower shell up so as to shut out potential predators. They eat insects, worms and snails and slugs, and also plants.
- VivianLv 44 weeks ago
He looks like an eastern box turtle, also known as land turtle, and is a subspecies within a group of hinge-shelled turtles, normally called box turtles. T. c. carolina is native to the eastern part of the United States. The eastern box turtle is a subspecies of the common box turtle.