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Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina)

Reported By:
Justin Gosnell
Time:
July 14th, 2012 - 02:15 PM
State:
South Carolina
County:
Cherokee
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Multiple Specimens
Method:
Visual Encounter

Notes

I first saw the larger turtle with the tumor-like growth by its head. This growth kept this turtle from being able to close the front of its shell. The other turtle was spotted as I was about to flip a rock. It was almost completely buried in some debris and appeared to be nesting.

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