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Eastern painted turtle

Chrysemys picta


Red bars on marginal scutes


Slow-moving shallow stream


This was a "baby turtle" found in my drive way in May. According to my Audubon guide, hatchlings can overwinter in the nest. I have numerous snapping turtle nests each year, but this is the first painted turtle hatchling I have seen here.

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Bangor, Maine, USA

Spotted on May 12, 2017
Submitted on May 22, 2017

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