what kind of turtle

by Chris
(Scotland Neck, NC, USA)

I was walking through the woods in Eastern North Carolina a few days ago and found a turtle that has orange dots on its shell and head. Any idea what kind of turtle this is?

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Apr 08, 2010
Eastern Box Turtle
by: Neese

It sounds like you found an eastern Box turtle.

Here is a picture, so you can compare the two:

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