Watauga Reserve Eastern Box Turtle

An Eastern Box Turtle, Terrapene Carolina, makes eye contact as he hurries across the Appalachian forest floor. Notice the red eye--it means he's a male. This guy's shell was about 8-9 inches long. Watauga Reserve, Cherokee National Forest, Upper Unakas, Western Blue Ridge, Tennessee, USA May 2010.

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lcarreau

lcarreau - Jul 2, 2010 11:46 pm - Voted 10/10

Beauty ..

Glad to see these critters thriving in the
Cherokee NF.

We have mud turtles and painted turtles out
Arizona way. I'm still trying to get a
photograph of one.

Excellent shot!

winemanvan

winemanvan - Jul 6, 2010 9:45 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Beauty ..

Thanks!!

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Nov 10, 2010 2:26 pm - Voted 10/10

wow

amazing images... and what a detail!

winemanvan

winemanvan - Nov 11, 2010 4:34 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: wow

Thanks. It's really a beautiful and diverse area. Not a lot of rock climbing, but some good steep slopes and plenty of wilderness.

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