I have swam with sea turtles and walked among giant tortoises, but you don't have to go far to enjoy these special creatures. I bet that you can find some turtles out sunning themselves on a rock in your local pond. Most common of these are painted turtles. They are easy to spot since they live across North America.
If you are itching to know more about turtles, check out these books. And for a look at sea turtles and giant tortoises read my latest BACK FROM THE BRINK!