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Wood Turtle

Clemmys insculpta

Habitat:

It spends a great deal of time in or near the water of wide rivers, preferring shallow, clear streams with compacted and sandy bottoms. The wood turtle can also be found in forests and grasslands, but will rarely be seen more than several hundred meters from flowing water. It is diurnal and is not overtly territorial. It spends the winter in hibernation and the hottest parts of the summer in estivation.

Notes:

I joined my wife on a wood turtle project she's involved with and this was one of 2 turtles found today.

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Tom15
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Tom15

Massachusetts, USA

Spotted on Apr 12, 2015
Submitted on Apr 13, 2015

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