Wood Turtle

Clemmys insculpta

Physical features:
Medium sized turtle with brown, pyramid-like sculpted shell segments. Blunt black head, brown limbs, red or yellow on throat and connecting flesh.

Near rivers and streams with sandy bottoms.  Like to bask on logs or grassy banks.

Insects, worms, slugs, snails, carrion, algae, berries

Fun facts:
Each of their shell segments has growth rings like a cross section of a tree. Some scientists believe this indicates the turtle?s age.