853 viewsNature LoverAugust 18, 2014Ottawa, ONDate shot: August 17, 2014
The Eastern Musk turtle is one of 9 species of turtles seen in Ontario. This turtle is rarely seen out of the water as it tends to dry out faster than other turtles. Eastern Musk turtle is also known as Stink Pot dues to glands that release a foul odour when it feels threatened. Like many of the other turtles in Ontario, the Stink Pot is also a threatened species.