Quick Photo Reference: Turtles of Vermont

Identifying animals is often easier with photo references. Photos can help you limit possible identifications to just one or two likely species.

Click or tap to see reference photos for each group of turtles. The groups are based on typical adult sizes, and are not a biological classification.

(Please note: preview images may not show the key identifying feature. Click or tap to see complete image.)

Eastern Musk Turtle, Spotted Turtle, Eastern Box Turtle

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Note: the Eastern Box Turtle is unconfirmed in Vermont

Painted Turtle, Wood Turtle

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This information is also available as a downloadable PDF.