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Western Painted Turtle

Chrysemys picta bellii

Description:

The largest of the subspecies - can grow to 26.6 cm. Differentiated from other subspecies also by its bottom shell which often has a red hue - especially on the front edge. The painted turtle has a relatively flat upper shell with red and yellow markings on a black or greenish brown background.

Habitat:

Spotted at the Easton Ponds in central Washington. Prefer marshy ponds, small lakes and slow-moving streams and rivers with an abundance of aquatic vegetation.


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Brian38
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Brian38

Washington, USA

Lat: 47.23, Long: -121.17

Spotted on May 13, 2018
Submitted on May 18, 2018

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