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Turtles of Wisconsin

Adult and Baby Snapping Turtle

Adult and baby snapping turtle.

Have you ever seen a turtle sunning itself on a log on a warm, Wisconsin summer day? Most of us have. Turtles, with their amazing colorful skeletons, are different from the other reptiles. Besides sporting their house on their backs, they are also slow-moving on land. This sometimes gives us a chance to get a good look at them.

Do you want to know what a scute, egg tooth, and plastron are? Read on for some fun facts about these slow-moving, colorful critters.

  • Biology and Behavior
  • Shells and Skin
  • Turtle Eggs
  • What's on the Menu
  • Threats to Wisconsin Turtles

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