Eastern box turtle
This turtle is typically 4.5 inches in length and weights 1–2 pounds. Females are larger than males. Males have red eyes; females have yellow-brown eyes.
The carapace (top shell) is brown with yellow markings while the plastron (bottom shell) is lighter, with a hinge one-third of the way back. Juveniles' shells don't harden until approximately the sixth year. During this period, they hide much of the time.
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