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Talking turtles in the Copper Country

Wilder-notes

July 11, 2014
By Brian Hess - For the Gazette , The Daily Mining Gazette

In recent weeks you may have noticed an increase in turtle sightings either on roads or yards. In our area, we have a pretty good population of painted turtles and snapping turtles. Both of these turtles are mainly aquatic and rarely venture far from the water's edge. Another much rarer variety in the area is the wood turtle. They also prefer to remain near water but may venture further from water and be more terrestrial.

 
 

 

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