Wood Turtle.
Wood Turtle.

Wood Turtle

The wood turtle is the most colorful native turtle species in Ontario.

The wood turtle is also found in most places in the North-Eastern US and Eastern Canada.

Wood Turtle.

Wood turtle (Glyptemys insculpta), exhibited during a Canadian Pet Expo.

The name would suggest that the wood turtle lives in woods, but in reality it is sort of semi-aquatic and lives to live in bogs and other wetland areas as well as in forests. The wood turtle is an omnivorous species that would eat things on dry land as well as in the water.

Further Readings:

Wood turtle on Wikipedia.
Wood turtle on Ontario Nature.
Wood turtle on Ontario.ca.
Last updated: April 10, 2016

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