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Northern Diamondback Terrapin

Malaclemys terrapin terrapin


Quite the unique creature. It is the only turtle known to live in salt and brackish marshes within its range; with the exception of the common snapping turtle. They come in many patterns and colors from nearly white, to blue, to black.


Salt Marsh

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1 Comment

NeilDazet 10 years ago

Hey Josh! Just started following you, checking out your collection. This is a neat spotting! I'm in Missouri now and will soon me moving to the East coast, and look forward to seeing some of these terrapins myself.

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Northwest Harbor, New York, USA

Spotted on May 30, 2010
Submitted on Mar 7, 2012

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