Latest Mud turtle Stories

2007-09-11 00:00:00

By CHRIS YOUNG, The (Springfield) State Journal-Register GREEN VALLEY, Ill. - With a tiny radio transmitter cemented onto his shell, Bubba marched slowly into the water and disappeared, like a kid with a backpack merging into a crowd of students at school. Bubba - named by herpetologist Chris Phillips' daughter - is a yellow mud turtle, a state-endangered species and one of only seven captured by researchers last spring as they tried to figure out how mud turtles are surviving. The...

Latest Mud turtle Reference Libraries

2008-10-16 21:29:19

The Spotted Turtle (Clemmys guttata) is a turtle that is found in the eastern United States and southern Canada. This species inhabits a variety of shallow, freshwater regions such as marshes, wet meadows, bogs, and woodland streams. The Spotted Turtle grows between 4 to 5 inches long. The upper shell (carapace) ranges from black to bluish-black in color with a number of yellow or cream-colored small round spots. Adult males have grown eyes and a tan chin. The females have orange eyes and...

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