We have three local turtle species that are often seen in yards, on roads and when we are hiking or fishing. They are the Eastern Box Turtle, Red Eared Slider, and Common Snapping Turtle. Removing them from there territory can cause confusion and even death.
Updated September 27, 2019. Turtles are easy to recognize reptiles that are famous for carrying their house on their back. They are often portrayed as slow-moving and dim-witted in stories and cartoons. But they are faster and more intelligent than given credit for! In Kentucky, we have 14 species of turtles. All of our turtles are aquatic and live in water except for one, the Eastern Box Turtle.