Blanding's Turtle, native to Ontario, also commonly known as the ' smiling turtle' due to his upturned mouth sides. The Blanding's Turtle overwinters under or near water, in mud or under vegetation or debris. It is omnivorous, eating crustaceans and other invertebrates, fish, frogs, crayfish, carrion, berries and vegetable debris. It is capable of catching live fish. The Blanding's Turtle may live to be 80 years old. Acrylic painting.
Sold at Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre silent auction - thank you!