Animals Reptiles & Amphibians
Three-toed Box Turtle
True to its name, the box turtle shuts itself up like a box when threatened. It has a hinge in its plastron (the bottom half of its shell) that it uses to seal itself up nice and tight! The three-toed box turtle is a subspecies of the Eastern box turtle. If you want to participate in turtle conservation in our state, check out Texas Parks and Wildlife’s “Texas Box Turtle Survey” for a monitoring program that you and your family can do.