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Box Turtle Eating a Mushroom

Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina), a turtle, not a tortoise, yet it lives on land:

Eating a mushroom

According to the Davidson College Herpetology Lab:

The most widespread subspecies is simply known as the eastern box turtle (T. carolina carolina). This turtle ranges along the entire east coast of the United States from Massachusetts to northern Florida, as far west as the Mississippi River, and north to the Great Lakes. Although this subspecies is highly variable in coloration, it is often more brightly colored than the other subspecies and almost always has four claws on the hind feet.

This one appears to be a male (flattened shell, yellow eyes). Continue reading