May 2009

Spotlight on the Spotted Turtle (Clemmys guttata)

By |2009-05-01T19:26:12-05:00May 1st, 2009|Uncategorized|

People who work in wildlife rehabilitation are supposed to avoid words like “cute” and “cuddly”. Wildlife in our care are just that – wild. We are not supposed to think of them as cute. That being said, the Spotted Turtle is one cute wild animal. This is the smallest turtle you'll find in Ontario, with [...]

Precious Little Turtles on the Brink

By |2009-05-01T19:21:56-05:00May 1st, 2009|Uncategorized|

One of my personal favourite species of reptile that lives here in our province is the spotted turtle, Clemmys guttata. It’s Canada’s smallest species of turtle, and they’re easily our most beautiful! With bright orange skin, yellow spots on a jet black shell, the cutest little faces, and spunk and personality to spare, they are [...]