Scientific Name: Glyptemys insculpta

Found In: eastern Canada and the northeastern United States near moving water sources often in woods, swamps or grassy areas

Size: 6 – 10 inches

Diet: Omnivore: leaves, flowers, fruits, fungi, slugs, snails, worms and insects

Threat Level: Endangered: threats include habitat destruction, collection for the illegal pet trade and increased mortality from road kills

Facts: Among turtles, this species is considered intelligent. A study determined individuals of this species have the learning capacity of rats.