Box turtles are so-called because they can completely close up their shell, much like a box.

There is a 'hinge' located on the plastron, or the bottom part of the shell, that allows for total closure until danger has passed.

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Box turtles are so-called because they can completely close up their shell, much like a box. There is a 'hinge' located on the plastron, or the bottom part of the shell, that allows for total closure until danger has passed. ???? gardenstatetortoise on TikTok
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