Verne is a very cautious and "naturally tentative" turtle who is the leader of the group and the tritagonist of Over the Hedge. Whenever something doesn't seem right, his tail always tingles.
- Verne is voiced by the late Garry Shandling.
- Verne met Winnie the Pooh, Timon and Pumbaa, and their friends in Winnie the Pooh Goes Over the Hedge.
- Verne will meet Ash Ketchum and his friends in Ash Ketchum Goes Over the Hedge.
- Verne will meet Bloom and her friends in Bloom Goes Over the Hedge.
- Verne will meet Sailor Moon and her friends in Sailor Moon Goes Over the Hedge.