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Spotted Turtle

Clemmys guttata

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Blanding's Turtle
Emydoidea blandingii


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3 Comments

AmandaCech
AmandaCech 8 years ago

These guys are rare! I had the pleasure of releasing one onto the rail trail, because it is illegal for people to take wild life off the rail trail. It was crossing the street and a friend of mine picked it up and brought to me because he wanted to know what kind of turtle it was. There was another about this size behind the building I work at. Beautiful turtles, personally I feel lucky for coming across two in my life time and being able to have up close personal experiances with both of them!

Chris Neufeld
Chris Neufeld 8 years ago

I concur. I've worked with both blanding's and spotties and it is definitely a blanding's.

curtis9980
curtis9980 9 years ago

This is not a Spotted turtle (Clemmys guttata), but rather a Blanding's turtle (Emydoidea blandingii), ID'd by the bright yellow chin and the speckled carpapace. A Spotted turtle has yellow spots on the carapace and adults do not reach the size of this juvenile picture, but rarely.

NicholeSauve
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NicholeSauve

Michigan, USA

Spotted on May 9, 2011
Submitted on Dec 19, 2011

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