The wood turtle (Glyptemys insculpta) is a turtle endemic to North America, whose defining characteristic is the pyramidal pattern on its upper shell. It spends a great deal of time in or near the water, preferring shallow, clear streams with compacted and sandy bottoms. The wood turtle is omnivorous and is capable of eating on land or in water.
Emydidae, commonly called the pond turtles, is a family of turtles with a distribution in America, Eurasia and North Africa, and includes close to 50 species in 10 genera. Food habits range from strictly carnivorous to strictly herbivorous.