Stink Pot Turtle

853 views Nature Lover August 18, 2014 Ottawa, ON Date 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.

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