Skull Bear

Skull Bear

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Terrapene carolina triungis | ©Dietrich Meyer   (Bryan, Texas, US)
Terrapene carolina (Emydidae) is a species of box turtle found throughout the eastern United States and Mexico. It has six recognized subspecies, four of them are found in the United States, and two subspecies are found in Mexico. 
All box turtles have a bilobed, hinged plastron that allows the turtle to close its shell almost completely (that is why they are named box turtles). When frightened, box turtles retract their head, tail, and limbs into their shell and clamp it shut.
Terrapene carolina triungis (pictured) occurs in the Mississippi River Valley from northern Missouri southward across southeastern Kansas and eastern Oklahoma into south-central Texas, and southeastward across western Tennessee and Georgia to the coastal lowlands. It is known as the Three-toed box turtle by having only three toes on their hind feet instead of the normal four.
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A beautiful box turtle for Wen.

lisacog:

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Terrapene carolina triungis | ©Dietrich Meyer   (Bryan, Texas, US)

Terrapene carolina (Emydidae) is a species of box turtle found throughout the eastern United States and Mexico. It has six recognized subspecies, four of them are found in the United States, and two subspecies are found in Mexico. 

All box turtles have a bilobed, hinged plastron that allows the turtle to close its shell almost completely (that is why they are named box turtles). When frightened, box turtles retract their head, tail, and limbs into their shell and clamp it shut.

Terrapene carolina triungis (pictured) occurs in the Mississippi River Valley from northern Missouri southward across southeastern Kansas and eastern Oklahoma into south-central Texas, and southeastward across western Tennessee and Georgia to the coastal lowlands. It is known as the Three-toed box turtle by having only three toes on their hind feet instead of the normal four.

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A beautiful box turtle for Wen.

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