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Turtles of Pennsylvania: Maybe 14 species, at least 1 softshell

Turtles of Pennsylvania: Maybe 14 species, at least 1 softshell

Aquatic turtles, like the snapping and painted, can be spotted almost daily from late winter through the following late fall at and in waters across Pennsylvania. Other species are much more common sights every June, as females trek overland to lay their eggs.

Pennsylvania is home to 13 or 14 species of turtle. Here’s a look at all of them.

Compiled by Marcus Schneck | mschneck@pennlive.com