Eastern Box Turtle

_MG_0002 - Version 2

This turtle was found in Chapel Hill. It was out and about because of all of the recent rain.

Taxonomy

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Reptilia

Order: Testudines

Family: Emydidae

Fun Fact!

According to FCPS, “turtle populations are in danger in other states (including Maryland) because of pesticides and people taking them out of the wild for pets.” (http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/eastern_box_turtle.htm)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s