Scientific Name: Terrapene carolina

Found In: Deciduous or mixed forests, grasslands in the Eastern United States

Size: 4 – 6 inches in length

Diet: Omnivore – earthworms, snails, slugs, beetles, caterpillars, grasses, fallen fruit, berries, mushrooms, flowers and carrion

Threat Level: Vulnerable

Facts: Box turtles earned their name from their unique ability to fully hide inside the shell, boxing themselves in from predators.