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Eastern Painted turtle

Chrysemys picta


Eastern Painted turtles are easily distinguishable by their olive/gray carapace and yellow plastrons and yellow and red stripes on their necks, heads, and legs. They are commonly confused with Red-Eared sliders but Painted turtles are much smaller with smoother shells and they lack the red markings on the side of the head.


Painted turtles are found in freshwater ponds and lakes and marshes in North America.


Used for education, this Painted turtle is typically found basking on the rock or searching for treats in the pebble substrate.

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New York, USA

Spotted on Sep 4, 2013
Submitted on Dec 10, 2013

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