Three-toed Box Turtle

Terrapene carolina triunguis
(Agassiz 1857)
Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis Co., Missouri. Spring 1973.

A family picnic in Jefferson Barracks Park led to the discovery of my first triunguis, crossing a trail in a patch of deep woods. The Barracks was close to my house, and subsequently I found dozens of three-toes there – I can remember finding seventeen on a warm afternoon in late September. It’s always good to run across one of these old friends in the field. The triunguis pictured here were encountered in southern Missouri in 2010.

My Flickr album for this species is here.

HerpMapper records for this species are here.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

©2018 Mike Pingleton. Use requires permission. | Design by