Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina carolina

The eastern box turtle is one of four subspecies of the common box turtle found in the United States. Scientists use shell color and shape to identify each one.

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ORIGIN:
Eastern United States

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HABITAT:
Woodlands and grasslands

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
Length: 4-7 in

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DIET:
Fish, worms and fungi

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PREDATORS:
Tough shell

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NATURAL DEFENSES:

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REPRODUCTION:
Sexually mature at 5 yrs

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THREATS:
Road mortality and collection for the pet trade

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
100+ yrs

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