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Eastern Painted Turtle

Chrysemys picta picta

Description:

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. The plastron was yellow-orange in color.

Habitat:

This turtle was on the side of a road at a nature center. The area had lots of freshwater and wet, deciduous forests.

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2 Comments

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 3 years ago

Thanks :)

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt 3 years ago

NICE!! ;)

Christine Y.
Spotted by
Christine Y.

Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Jun 14, 2017
Submitted on Jun 14, 2017

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