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A portrait of a three toed box turtle spotted crossing a road | by elnina999
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A portrait of a three toed box turtle spotted crossing a road

Houston, TX

The three-toed box turtle (Terrapene carolina triunguis) is a diurnal reptile that is part of the family Emydidae. These land turtles usually are at their most productive either during the morning hours or right after a rainfall. Three-toed box turtles generally reside in the southern United States, including Texas, Georgia and Alabama.

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Uploaded on April 28, 2015