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Bog Turtle behavior

The Bog Turtle is a moderately sized turtle, although it is the smallest of all the turtles found in Connecticut. It is native to the northern United States. They are very interesting animals, in both appearance and behavior.

Usually quite timid, if threatened, the Bog Turtle prefers to dive into the water where it can remain for hours. However, if they cannot get to water they will hide in their shell and snap. The Bog Turtle resides in weedy, swampy areas in the northern United States.. They are thought to live around 40 years in the wild. In the winter, the Bog Turtle hibernates under about six to eighteen inches of mud. They prefer areas of high humidity where they can get plenty of sunlight.

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