The Eastern box turtle(Terrapene carolina carolina) is a subspecies within a group of hinge-shelled turtles, normally called box turtles. T. c. carolina is native to the eastern part of the United States.
This handsome fella was crossing the lane at Menokin this morning on our way into work. Alice and I stopped to say hello. We remarked on his beautiful coloring and striking red eyes. A little research into the Eastern box turtle revealed just what those eyes mean.
Just think, this turtle may have been around when Menokin was still standing.