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Spotted Turtle

Clemmys guttata


I found this little guy on the edge of the road. I thought he was a little painted turtle. But I stopped and looked at him and saw his yellow spots on his face. I haven't seen this turtle in over 5 years. It was such a pleasure to see another one. I see box turtles in the late spring on this road, painters and occasional snappers. Plympton is a safe turtle haven.


I think I read they like to cooler climate and prefer to cool and dank areas during early spring and fall.


Yes it is a plastic bag i picked him up in and i didn't put him in it i just didn't want to touch it cause we spray our bogs around here didn't want germs or pesticides on me. I was delighted to put him across the street to his destination into a wooded area.

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1 Comment

DanielePralong 10 years ago

Thanks for your detailed notes Ms. Doom! I've relocated this spotting from Amphibians to Reptiles for you.

Ms. Doom
Spotted by
Ms. Doom

Massachusetts, USA

Spotted on Aug 29, 2012
Submitted on Aug 30, 2012

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