Herpetofauna - One Life's List

Florida Box Turtle
Terrapene carolina bauri

Big Gum Swamp, Baker Co., Florida.  April 24, 2003


The pine-and-palmetto thicket we were walking through was dry at the moment, but the pitcher plants and sphagnum moss showing here and there indicated this was normally a wet and moist habitat.  What a nice surprise to find this adult female box turtle sitting in the middle of the narrow trail!  We managed to get a few pictures before leaving her to her own devices.
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