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Current management strategies include prevention of the filling or draining of bogs, prohibition of species collection, controlled burns and tree removal to prevent loss of bog habitat. Bog Turtles are omnivorous (eat both animal and vegetable food) and will eat in or out of the water. A bright yellow or orange blotch on each side of its head and neck are a distinctive feature of this species. The body color is dark with an orange-red wash on the inside of the legs of some turtles.