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By: Tanya Rothe
There are around 11 different varieties of turtles in the state of Wisconsin. Turtles have been known to be the longest living creature on the planet. Many have lived over 100 years of age. All turtles are considered cold blooded with their only heat source being the sun. The turtle species that you will most often see over the others in Wisconsin is the painted turtle. They are the most common and can be found in or near water. The turtles of Wisconsin take up 4 of the total turtle families including mud & musk, snapping, box & water, and soft shells. There is only one completely land inhabiting turtle in Wisconsin and that is the Ornate Box Turtle.
Photos & Pictures of Wisconsin Turtles
Wisconsin Snapping Turtle located in Big Flats Township, Adams County found by a watery ditch.