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State Reptile: Turtle

Emblem: Eastern Box Turtle

See also: Eastern Box Turtle

 

Eastern Box Turtle

The General Assembly of 1979 designated the turtle (Terrapene carolina) as the official State Reptile for North Carolina. (Session Laws, 1979, c. 154).

§ 145-9.  State reptile.

The turtle is adopted as the official State reptile of the State of North Carolina, and the eastern box turtle is designated as the emblem representing the turtles inhabiting North Carolina. (1979, c. 154, s. 1.)

More information about the Eastern Box Turtle is available in the Eastern Box Turtle article from the NC Wildlife Resources Commission.

Additional Resources:

Associated Press. "Turtle wins final approval as state reptile." Wilmington Morning Star. March 17, 1979. 7-C. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=XsksAAAAIBAJ&sjid=MxMEAAAAIBAJ&pg=4868%2C3697108 (accessed October 7, 2013).

Bond, Sharon. "Turtle Gets The Nod From State House." The Dispatch [Lexington, N.C.]. March 1, 1979. 12.  http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Y1UcAAAAIBAJ&sjid=p1EEAAAAIBAJ&pg=7138%2C6079886 (accessed October 7, 2013).

Harden, Leigh Anne. "Meet our State Reptile, the Eastern Box Turtle." North Carolina Herpetological Society. 2006. http://www.ncherps.org/state_reptile.shtml (accessed October 7, 2013).

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Need more info

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Hello, the turtle has good Facts in all but Not enough. Can i have more facts...?

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I have been doing a report but you guys don't have enough facts. Come on, ncpedia I know you can do better

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Good luck in your research!

Michelle Underhill, Digital Information Management Program, NC Government & Heritage Library

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Click Eastern Box Turtle to go to our other article on the subject. It has more information.

T. Mike Childs, NCpedia, N.C. Government & Heritage Library.

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2 facts is the most I can put on my project

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Is there any more!?

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I argee.

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Yes, the bill was introduced by state representative Chris Barker, a democrat from Craven County. Here are two newspaper articles about the box turtle becoming the state reptile:

Associated Press. "Turtle wins final approval as state reptile." Wilmington Morning Star. March 17, 1979. 7-C. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=XsksAAAAIBAJ&sjid=MxMEAAAAIBAJ&pg=4868%2C3697108

Bond, Sharon. "Turtle Gets The Nod From State House." The Dispatch [Lexington, N.C.]. March 1, 1979. 12.  http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Y1UcAAAAIBAJ&sjid=p1EEAAAAIBAJ&pg=7138%2C6079886

T. Mike Childs, NCPedia, N.C. Government & Heritage Library.

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Is there any more website's about turtles (any kind of turtle).

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