Western chicken turtle (Deirochelys reticularia miaria)
Chordate: Vertebrate: Reptile: Testudines: Basking, Marsh, and Box Turtles
Native North American turtle
Habitat: river sloughs, swamps
Diet: insects, crayfish
Natural History: The western chicken turtle is a semi-aquatic turtle that reaches 6 inches in length. It is found wandering on land as often as basking on logs in the water.
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