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One of our local species, the Eastern Box Turtle - Terrapene carolina carolina

One of our local species, the Eastern Box Turtle - Terrapene carolina carolina

This turtle lives in the Pearl River, which defines the border between Louisiana and Mississippi, and was discovered by a team from the U.S. Geological Survey. It ranges in size between 6 and 11 inches and eats clams, fish and insects.

This turtle lives in the Pearl River, which defines the border between Louisiana and Mississippi, and was discovered by a team from the U.S. Geological Survey. It ranges in size between 6 and 11 inches and eats clams, fish and insects.

Eastern River Cooter Turtle.

Eastern River Cooter Turtle.

mata mata turtle

mata mata turtle

Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina)*

Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina)*

Blanding's turtle, (Emydoidea blandingii)- is a semi-aquatic turtle of the family Emydidae. It is considered to be an endangered species throughout much of its range.  It is a medium-sized turtle with an average shell length of approximately 7.1 to 9.1" with a maximum of 10". A distinguishing feature of this turtle is the bright yellow chin & throat. The carapace, or upper shell, is domed, but slightly flattened along the midline, & is oblong when viewed from above.

Blanding's turtle, (Emydoidea blandingii)- is a semi-aquatic turtle of the family Emydidae. It is considered to be an endangered species throughout much of its range. It is a medium-sized turtle with an average shell length of approximately 7.1 to 9.1" with a maximum of 10". A distinguishing feature of this turtle is the bright yellow chin & throat. The carapace, or upper shell, is domed, but slightly flattened along the midline, & is oblong when viewed from above.