There are four species of lizard and three snakes, none of which is venomous; a land tortoise, a turtle and a frog.
On the sea coast there is the leathery turtle (Dermochelis) and also the green turtle (Chelone).
There too the turtle doves sat over the spring, or fluttered from bough to bough of the soft white pines over my head; or the red squirrel, coursing down the nearest bough, was particularly familiar and inquisitive.
Of the two soups he chose turtle with savory patties and went on to the game without omitting a single dish or one of the wines.
It often feeds on fresh-water turtles; sometimes following the reptiles into the water to effect a capture, it inserts a paw between the shells and drags out the body of the turtle by means of its sharp claws.
In the rivers and lakes pike, pickerel, white fish and sturgeon supply food for the natives, and the brook trout is found in the small mountain streams. The turtle and frog also appear.
The Mosquito Indians come every summer to fish for turtle off the Atlantic coast.
The Devils Lake Reservation and the Turtle Mountain Chippewa are both under the Fort Totten School, which is on the Devils Lake Reservation.
Prawns, crayfish and oysters are also obtainable, and turtle (Chelonia mydas) are frequently captured.
Flights of quail and turtle doves, as well as teal and ducks, stay long enough to afford sport.