- Box turtles can completely withdraw their head, legs and tail within the shell to protect themselves from predators.
- Males have red eyes and females have brown eyes.
- Typically have three hind toes - but some individuals have four.
- Two to eight white eggs are laid in the spring or summer. Young turtles hatch in two to three months; however, some clutches laid in summer may not hatch until the following spring.
Box turtles face threats from the pet trade and habitat loss.