Ornate Box Turtle (Terrapene ornata) - Threatened
Description: 4 - 5 inches. Ornate Box Turtles have a brown or black upper shell (carapace) with bright yellow dots and lines. The bottom shell (plastron) is a light yellowish color marbled with darker markings. Male Ornate Box Turtles usually have bright red eyes, while the eyes of female tend to be maroon, yellow, or green.
Similar Species: Blanding's Turtles have dark head with a bright yellow chin.