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Bog Turtle

Glyptemys muhlenbergii

Range

  • Eastern United States

Habitat

  • Bogs, marshes, and swamps

Diet

  • Invertebrates
  • Carrion
  • Plants

The smallest North American turtle, they only measure about 4 inches long when fully grown.

These turtles hunt and forage during the day in the warm parts of the year. When it starts to get cold they will hibernate by burying into the mud or underground springs. Loss of their habitat due to human developments has made these the rarest turtle in North America.

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