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Yellow and black turtle

We recently found a turtle on the highway, and can't decide what type it is. The back is yellow and black, with the colorful yellow patterns on a black background. The head is speckled with yellow. We thought it might have been a painted turtle, but we really aren't sure at all. Also, can you give you more information on this turtle?

Wildlife Expert - David Herlocker

Look at our image of the Eastern Box Turtle. This species is common in your area and likes to live in woods with low wet areas where it can find lots of insects, earthworms and berries in the fall.

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