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Trachemys scripta scripta
For those not privy to the background to Emmy's duck comment, when we found this turtle, he was in a staring contest with a duck, and they were standing there perfectly still not moving. When we got closer, the duck, embarrassed by her association with this "non-duck," (not sure why that is in quotes) swam away as inconspicuously as possible like she was just out for stroll or a smoke or something to that effect. The turtle, in his stoic way, never moved a muscle. We like to think we get some credit for his win in the staring contest.
He's missing his duck friend ;)
Thanks for the ID Rob
Lat: 38.43, Long: -76.16
Spotted on Feb 21, 2012 Submitted on Aug 7, 2012