- Geographical Region: They are found throughout most of the United States and southern Canada.
- Size: 4 to 10 inches, with females being larger than males.
- Habitat: They like slow moving shallow waters like ponds, marshes, and lakes.
- Food: Carnivorous when they are young, more herbivorous when they get older. They eat earthworms, crayfish, slugs and plants.
- Interesting Fact: They are the most wide spread turtle in North America.