Spotted turtles gather together on a log to spend a sunny day basking. If alarmed, they will dive into the water and bury themselves in the mud for protection. They also burrow in the mud to escape the heat on very warm days and to hibernate during the winter.
More than 40 yrs in captivity
Bogs, marshes, and streams
Insects and other small invertebrates, and some vegetation
Species at Risk (IUCN—Vulnerable)