Our Diamondback Terrapin

Often times, when people hear us talking about beautiful Quonochontaug Pond, they picture a small, freshwater pond filled with Rhode Island turtles, frogs, and pollywogs. “Quonnie” Pond (as it’s fondly referred to) is actually the size of New York City’s Central Park and is a full marine system with saltwater. There are no frogs, pollywogs or turtles… with just one exception.

That one exception is the Diamondback Terrapin, the only non-sea turtle that lives in saltwater. Terrapins are pretty rare around here, but for the past two years we have been spotting this fellow right off our entranceway. Next time you visit the Inn during the summer months, ask about the Terrapin and I will see if I can find him for you.