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Great find and I would agree with Brian Parsons. It is probably a Midland Painted Turtle which is only a subspecies of Painted Turtle.
The common painted turtle in Ohio area is the MIdland Painted Turtle and I suspect the same is true for you in MI. http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Home/species_...
Welcome to Project Noah, from someone who lives across the big lake from you. Sure hope to see more of your captures from Michigan and beyond.
Spotted on May 15, 2012 Submitted on Jul 20, 2012
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