Eastern Box Turtle

Tennessee State Reptile

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Eastern box turtle

Eastern box turtle; photo by Lee D. Baker on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution).

Eastern Box Turtle

The Eastern box turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina) was designated the official state reptile of Tennessee in 1995.  This turtle normally lives between 30 to 60 years and does not venture far from its place of birth. 

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Images

Terrapene carolina carolina: Easter Box Turtle; photo by Todd Pierson on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Terrapene carolina carolina: Easter Box Turtle

Eastern box turtle; photo by Lisa Brown on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution).

Eastern box turtle

Videos

The Eastern Box Turtle Documentary