Spotted Turtle

Clemmys guttata
(Schneider, 1792)
Ontario, Canada. May 20, 2017.

This large (for a Spottie) female was observed in shallow water along the edge of a lake. The exact locality and the circumstances regarding this find must remain vague, thanks to the legions of illegal poachers looking to collect and sell them.  Like the US, Canada has a problem with poachers, and populations of spotted turtles and wood turtles (Actinemys insculpta) have been hit hard.

My Flickr album for this species is here.

HerpMapper records for this species are here.

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