Identifying Species

The two most common turtle species seen in Dundas are the Snapping Turtle and Midland Painted Turtle.  You may be lucky enough to see a Map Turtle or Blanding’s Turtle. You may also encounter a Red-Eared Slider, a species not native to Ontario, which was abandoned by irresponsible pet owners.

Click on the titles/images below to go to each species’ page for more information and a photo slideshow.  All photos on the species’ pages are courtesy of Catherine Shimmell, Pete Hurrell, and other DTW volunteers.

Snapping Turtle

Courtesy of Catherine Shimmell

Courtesy of Catherine Shimmell

 

 

 

 

 

 

Midland Painted Turtle

Courtesy of Catherine Shimmell

Courtesy of Catherine Shimmell

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blanding’s Turtle

Courtesy of Catherine Shimmell

Courtesy of Catherine Shimmell

 

 

 

 

 

 

Northern Map Turtle

Northern Map Turtle

Courtesy of Dundas Turtle Watch Volunteer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red-Eared Slider

Red-Eared Slider

Courtesy of Dundas Turtle Watch Volunteer

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