Spotted turtle
The Spotted Turtle: An endangered species along the Ottawa River


Common Reptiles living near the shores

  • Common Snapping Turtle
  • Midland Painted Turtle
  • Red-Eared Slider Turtle (introduced species)
  • Water snake

Reptiles at risk

  • Eastern Spiny Softshell Turtle
  • Common Map Turtle
  • Wood Turtle (from pet-trade exploitation)
  • Stinkpot Turtle
  • Blanding’s Turtle
  • Spotted Turtle
  • Eastern Milksnake
  • Eastern Ribbon Snake