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Terrapin

Diamondback Terrapins are the official state reptile of Maryland, which is fitting as they prefer the brackish waters of the Chesapeake Bay.  They can be identified by the distinctive diamond-shaped pattern on their shells.

 

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Some quick facts about Diamondback Terrapins.

https://www.discoverwildlife.com/animal-facts/reptiles/facts-about-diamondback-terrapins/

 

The US Fish and Wildlife Service provides some great information about the Diamondback Terrapin.

https://www.fws.gov/international/cites/cop16/diamondback-terrapin.html

 

Video of Diamondback Terrapins nesting.

https://www.fws.gov/international/cites/cop16/diamondback-terrapin.html

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