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Eastern Painted Turtle

Chrysemys picta picta

Description:

Smaller freshwater turtle with a smooth, oval shell. Yellow and red striping on head and legs. Males have elongated front claws that are used during courtship of females.

Habitat:

Freshwater lake bordering Rockwood Park, Virginia.


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ForestDragon
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ForestDragon

Virginia, USA

Lat: 37.45, Long: -77.58

Spotted on Jun 11, 2015
Submitted on Nov 30, 2017

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