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Wood Turtle (Glyptemys insculpta)

Record Information
Created: November 12th, 2020 - 07:15 AM
Last Modified: November 19th, 2020 - 08:51 PM
Entered by: Aaron Bierly
Record # 176350
Observation Information
County: Franklin County
Time: 2020-11-04 15:47:00
Qty: 1
Age: Adult
Sex: Female
Air Temperature: -----
Cloud Cover: -----
Weather Conditions: Calm
Elevation: 702.00ft
Habitat: Along stream bank in riparian zone.


Out collecting geologic data on this warm November day.

Wood turtle was stuck in rootball on edge of stream. Turtle was stuck vertically with head pointing up to the sky. Possibly got pushed into the rootball when Tropical Storm Zeta moved through a few days earlier?

Found her by sound by her struggling against the now dried leaves in the rootball.


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