Eastern Box Turtle, Terrapene carolina major

This subspecies of box turtle loves to be around water. The gulf coast box turtle will typically be found in marshes and swamps; which there are many of along the northern regions of the Gulf of Mexico. They like shallow waters that maintain a consistent water level throughout the year. While they are not aquatic and do not live in water, they like to travel to shallow waters often. Being so close to water also offers them a nice, consistent humidity. The semi-tropical nature of some of these areas, such as the swamps of Florida; offer reliable warmth for most of the year. If things become too cold, they will hibernate. (http://www.boxturtles.com/gulf-coast-box-turtle)

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