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Small semi aquatic turtle with a hinged plastron. Occupies mainly freshwater ponds, lakes, rivers and streams.
Freshwater ponds, lakes, streams.
This individual wandered into my yard after a torrential rain, one of about a week of daily heavy thunderstorms. We live about 150 yards uphill from a pond and most herpes we see are terrestrial However, this week I am also finding bullfrogs in the yard.