Gulf Coast Box Turtle

Terrapene carolina major
(Agassiz 1857)
Tate’s Hell State Forest, Franklin Co., Florida. July 21, 2009.

This old girl was crossing a sand road in Tate’s Hell on a blazing hot July afternoon. It was blazing hot, and the white sand made a sunny blue-sky day even brighter, so I took her picture in the only shady place around, under the vehicle. Her carapace shows the posterior flaring of the marginal scutes, typical of this subspecies.

My Flickr album for this species is here.

HerpMapper records for this species are here.

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