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Shell is about 7 inches long, 5 inches wide. He is one of about 10 in the pond. Swims to me when I'm on the shore for an occasional treat of oats.❤️ Description: A 4-6 inch turtle with a smooth carapace and light lines running across the back (created from the straight rows of the large scutes on the back). The head and neck streaked with red and yellow stripes. There are two yellow spots behind each eye.
Habitat: Wetland areas with an abundance of vegetation and basking areas such as shallow ponds, marshes, bogs, slow-moving streams, and lakeshores. Often seen basking on partially submerged logs or rocks in large groups.
Spotted on Oct 14, 2019
Submitted on Oct 14, 2019
Thank you! I so adore "my" turtles. I'll adjust the sighting to be accurate. Thanks for your feedback @forestdrago!!
I love turtles! The scientific name for this one is Chrysemys picta picta.