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Painted turtle

Chrysemys picta

Description:

Fossils show that the painted turtle existed 15 million years ago. Reliant on warmth from its surroundings, the painted turtle is active only during the day when it basks for hours on logs or rocks. During winter, the turtle hibernates, usually in the muddy bottoms of waterways.

Habitat:

Mason Farm Biological Reserve

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3 Comments

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Thanks, Aaron!

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 8 years ago

Beautiful portrait.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Nice Maria!

Maria dB
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Maria dB

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Oct 20, 2013
Submitted on Nov 15, 2013

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