Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Wood Turtle

Wood Turtle
Clemmys insculpta

Size: Female 4-6 inches, Males can grow up to 9 inches.

Range: United States, Canada and is protected in all states.

Habitat: Streams in woodlands, marshy meadows, farm country, swampland.

Behavior: Active during the day. Mostly between 6am-2pm. Excellent climber and intelligent.

Breeding: One clutch of 6-10 small flexible eggs. Can lay more at one time and have been researched to lay 19 eggs. They are laid from May to June and hatch September to October. If the temperature stays too cold they may overwinter in nest and hatch next warm season.

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