Turtle/Terrapin

Delaware is home to many species of turtles, but the commonly encountered one is the Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina). Box turtles make their homes in the forests of Delaware and eat primarily insects and fruits.

The Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin), also just known as Terrapin is an aquatic species that can be found in brackish to saltwater habitat along the coast of Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

Eastern Box Turtle

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Photo Credit: Eric Zuelke

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Diamondback Terrapin

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