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Revised 4/14/2014
 

So what do map turtles and diamondback terrapins have in common you ask?
Speed. Explosive speed!

If you have ever encountered a large map turtle or diamondback terrapin on land
and you bent down to pick it up, you know how fast they can be. You may have found
yourself trying to run bent over. Speed serves them well most of the time.

Many map turtles and diamondback terrapins are killed on streets and highways
during the nesting season. Motorists are often accused of running over them deliberately.
What most people don't know is that passing a map turtle or a diamondback terrapin is like
passing a squirrel. You just can't know which way they will go and how fast they will do it.

While adults may be too wild to tame, map turtles and diamondback terrapins
make good pet turtles when raised from babies.

Map Turtles
Graptemys geographica
Empress, adult female
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Joe, juvenile
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Freddie, juvenile
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Cagle's Map Turtle
Graptemys caglei
New
Taylor, juvenile male
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Northern Diamondback Terrapin
Malaclemys t. terrapin
Diamond, juvenile male
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See pictures of baby turtles on the Baby Turtles Pictures page.
 

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