spotted turtle

I.D. Features:

  • Small Turtle
  • Black carapace/upper shell, sprinkled with a few larger yellow spots
  • Spotting on head and limbs
  • Both sides of the head are marked by large orange spots that look like ears

Habitat Features:

  • Likes shallow slow moving ditches, rivers, pools with mucky bottoms
  • Seen basking in cooler weather in the spring
  • Eats small fish, berries, frogs, and dead matter at the bottom of water

    spotted

    Status: Endangered
    Photo: Adopt-a-pond, Toronto Zoo