These turtles are called "Painted Turtles". They are found in the Oldman River in the Elizabeth Hall Wetlands in Lethbridge, Alberta. They are native to the Milk River area and no one is quite sure exactly how they made it to Lethbridge. It's possible that someone brought them here, or a few turtles migrated really far and reproduced. There are over 70 turtles in this area.
You may ask yourself what they do during the winter. They dive into the mud and lower their metabolism in order to go into a dormant state.
If you want to see them, follow the trail on the west side of the Oldman River along the Bridge Valley Golf Course. Sunny days are the best as they love to sunbath on logs and rocks.
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