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Trachemys scripta elegans

Description:

A medium-sized aquatic turtle with a patch of red on each side of head. Carapace is olive-brown with numerous black and yellow lines. Plastron is yellow with each scute normally having a large black blotch.

Habitat:

Spotted basking in the morning sun on an offshoot canal-like stream of the Missouri River. Typically they can be found in most aquatic habitats like rivers, ponds, oxbow lakes and reservoirs.

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3 Comments

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 8 years ago

Thank you IgCostaNut! Reptiles rule!

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 8 years ago

You sure do have a love for reptiles Neil! Thanks for following me. Great photos!

e.t.hegg
e.t.hegg 8 years ago

Great pic man! I saw one of these fishing last weekend.

NeilDazet
Spotted by
NeilDazet

Missouri, USA

Spotted on Jun 2, 2012
Submitted on Jun 3, 2012

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