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Sicilian pond turtle

Emys trinacris

Notes:

In my city, not far from the city center, there is this little green area with this small pond. Due to lack of funds for the area maintenance, the little pond has become a real wild place (the only positive aspect of this lack of funds). Days before this spotting I saw a big coypu swimming around. I returned with my camera and spent a lot of time waiting for the right moment and the right place for taking pictures. Suddenly, while all the other little animals were running away frightened by my unexpected presence, I saw this very relaxed turtle. I approched her slowly until I came very close and discovered she was really at ease with the situation. After the first shot, she turned her head and pointed her tired eyes on me like saying: "Come on, dude, do what you have to do and leave me in peace". It was amazing! *(I apologize for my probably bad English)

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5 Comments

p.young713
p.young713 10 years ago

Your Welcome! Beautiful turtle!!

Thank you both, especially to p.young for the suggestion ! I found her in a small pond near home. She wasn't scared, like she was waiting for her photos.

p.young713
p.young713 10 years ago

Very good photo!

marta vázquez
marta vázquez 10 years ago

beautiful

I really can't identify this turtle.
She could be a Painted Turtle, chrysemys picta...

Cremona, Lombardia, Italy

Spotted on Sep 24, 2011
Submitted on Sep 24, 2011

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