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Male Eastern Box Turtle In The Field

Terrapene c. carolina

There is a box turtle in the New Jersey Pinelands, who walks across fields with aplomb. Why? Perhaps because he is quite flamboyantly colored. He is "Caution Yellow" with deep black striping and sports scars of past encounters with Fate.

Here he pauses, and seems to appreciate a wild indigo in flower.

Male box turtles have red eyes.

These photographs were taken in the field of non-captive wild subjects.
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Male Eastern Box Turtle In The Field