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Eastern Painted turtle

Chrysemys picta

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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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SaraPaige626
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SaraPaige626

New York, USA

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

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