State Reptile: Turtle
Emblem: 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.)
Related entry: Eastern Box Turtle
1 June 2007 | Case, Steven