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Box Turtle


Box turtle - Terrapene

Box turtle - Terrapene

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Box turtles are a group of turtles native to North America. Box turtles inhabit a wide range of habitats such as woodlands, grasslands, deserts and semideserts. There are four species of box turtles, the common box turtle, coahuilan box turtle, spotted box turtle and ornate box turtle.

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