Mud Tortoise

Mud Tortoise  (Emys lutaria ) is frequently seen in Italy and the south of France. It inhabits lakes and slow-flowing waters, and feeds upon small fish, spawn, frogs, water insects, etc. It lays its eggs in a hole, which it digs in the bank. Its flesh is edible. Small specimens are frequently kept in aquariums, and fed with meat, bread, lettuce leaves, etc.