It is a widespread and abundant species that can be found along the coast of the eastern United States. They usually live in permanent bodies of water, like shallow streams, ponds, rivers, or clear-water lakes, and it is rare to find the turtle elsewhere. Their diet includes plants, mollusks, small fish, insects, and even carrion.
Their strong, repulsive, foul-smelling odor that they may release from their scent glands when they feel threatened is how they got their moniker. They are also very moody and can bite when angry or threatened. Currently, their populations seem stable and are designated as a species of Least concern by the IUCN.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No