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Missouri State Reptile: Three-Toed Box Turtle

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The State Reptile On June 21, 2007, the three-toed box turtle (Terrapene carolina triunguis) became the official state reptile. Most Missourians are familiar with this land-dwelling turtle. Three-toed box turtles, as their name implies, typically have three hind toes. The hinged bottom shell allows the turtle to retreat inside as if enclosed in a box. Males have red eyes and females have brown eyes.

Cute Box Turtle by darkprincess, via Flickr..... I found this turtle while surfing the internet. These turtles are so precious. I have 4 of them my self and all with their own unique little personalities. I also have a Chinese yellow head. I love all of them. They are so much fun and great little pets. Here in a short time I will have a picture of each one. This turtle is a three toed box turtle. Thank you for looking. :)

Recycling Box Turtle: In recent weeks, I've observed a few three-toed box turtles in my yard in Jefferson City. It's normal to see several of them each summer, often when the mulberry fruits are on the ground. | Missouri Department of Conservation

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