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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.
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...
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.