Old North State Symbols #5 – The State Reptile

In 1979, the NC General Assembly designated the Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina) as the State Reptile. Box turtles are unique in their family (Family Emydidae, the pond or marsh turtles) because they’re almost exclusively terrestrial. Other turtles in this family include the sliders, spotted turtles, and map turtles. Box turtles are called box turtles because they have the… Read More Old North State Symbols #5 – The State Reptile