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Turtles

Maine is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including eight species of turtles, according to the Maine Herpetological Society.

Several are considered common (widespread and not in danger): Eastern Painted, Midland Painted, Northern Snapping, and Musk turtles.

Some are considered of special concern: Spotted and Wood turtles.  The endangered turtles are the Eastern Box and Blandings.

The eastern painted turtles in these clips were observed at Kidney Pond in Baxter State Park (top), and in Litchfield near the Tacoma Lakes.

More on Maine turtles is available from the Maine Herpetological Society.

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