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Wood Turtles range from eastern Canada to northern Virginia and are also found in southern Ontario, parts of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, with one isolated population in Iowa. However, in West Virginia they are threatened and only found in eight counties, including Morgan County. As with so many threatened species, the decline in population has a good deal to do with habitat destruction and human development. The Wood Turtle was once hunted for food and for its colorful markings, but is particularly threatened because of an illegal demand for the pet trade.