Eastern Box Turtle: Terrapene carolina carolina
Distribution and Habitat
The Eastern box turtle inhabits parts of the eastern United States ranging from Texas to the Atlantic Ocean.
This species prefers to reside in both deciduous and mixed forests.
The skin of the Eastern box turtle is usually brown or black with varying streaks of either yellow or orange and additionally contain a horned and sharp beak.
Eastern box turtles can live more than 100 years old!