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Young Woodturtle Found

Found a very tiny Wood Turtle Clemmys insculpta along the Horse Trail here in Allegany State Park. No one in the group had seen this species this small before. Its measurements was 110mm by 80mm which is very tiny (check this photo Adult Woodturtle to see the typical size that I see them). Also, this turtle had an older cracked shell incident which we are guessing was caused by a horse stepping on it (shape and size). It is probably a few years of age and appeared to have survived the accident with the cracked shell (starting to grow together). But, this turtle did have paralyzed hind legs and would drag it with its front legs!

 

Wood Turtle Clemmys insculpta Wood Turtle Measurements

Wood Turtle that is tiny little guy Wood Turtle in-hand

3 responses

  1. Cute little turtle! I feel so bad it has a cracked shell and paralyzed back legs – poor little guy. Did you see it around after this?

    5 January 2007 at 11:57 am

  2. It was very sad and exciting all at the same time.

    5 January 2007 at 5:41 pm

  3. Aw… what a cutie… I bet he’s still out there despite his injuries. Turtles are tough!

    20 August 2008 at 5:48 am

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