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Eastern Painted Turtle

Chrysemys picta picta


Medium-sized turtle with a dark shell that has olive lines running across the carapace, dividing the large scutes. The margin of both the carapace and plastron have black and red markings. The head, neck, and legs have yellow stripes. I couldn't see the plastron, but it should be yellow-orange in color.


Basking on a log in a small pond.

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maplemoth662 5 years ago

Your welcome....

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 5 years ago

Thanks :). There were several turtles basking on this log, but all except this one were scared away when I approached the pond.

maplemoth662 5 years ago

Photo No. 2: is a beautiful photo of a turtle, basking on a log, in a small pond. Photo No. 2: has everything: beautiful colors, beautiful water, beautiful turtle, beautiful log, it's beautiful reflection, etc, etc...

maplemoth662 5 years ago

Your welcome, Christine....

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 5 years ago

Thanks for your comments maplemoth and DrNamgyalT.Sherpa!

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 5 years ago


Christine Y.
Spotted by
Christine Y.

Litchfield, Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Jun 2, 2017
Submitted on Jan 31, 2018

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