We’ve gone head over shell for the bog turtle! That’s right, the DEP – and folks all over New Jersey – simply cannot get enough of the state’s official reptile. Take a peek here at state Division of Fish and Wildlife senior zoologist Bill Pitts and a colleague stepping through wetlands muck in a Salem County wildlife management parcel to check on some of the tiny turtles. The bog turtle, which grows to just 4 inches and is dark brown with a distinct orange patch on either side of the head, is considered an endangered species in New Jersey. The DEP recently announced a partnership project between Fish and Wildlife and New Jersey Audubon to save the turtle, starting with the re-creation of its habitat on a site in Salem County, where at least 10 of the turtles live.