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Bog turtle

Glyptemys muhlenbergii


Semi-aquatic turtle endemic to the eastern United States. It is the smallest North American turtle. Listed as Critically Endangered under the IUCN.


Wet meadows, bogs, marshes and spring seeps, that have both wet and dry regions. It uses soft, deep mud to shelter from predators and the weather.

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Hillsville, Virginia, USA

Lat: 36.76, Long: -80.73

Spotted on Sep 25, 2012
Submitted on Sep 26, 2012

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