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  • Diurnal – Active during the day.
  • Spine – Interconnected complex of bones.

Fun Facts

  • Boy Spotted Turtles have brown eyes and girl Spotted Turtles have orange eyes.
  • Spotted turtles hibernate in the summer when their shallow ponds and vernal pools dry up and in winter when it is cold.
  • A turtle’s shell is made from large scales that cover one bone made of fused ribs and sternum. Its spine is attached on the other of this big bone.
  • The sex of the hatchlings depends on how hot it is when the eggs incubate. Over 86 degrees F and it’s a girl!

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