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Trachemys scripta elegans


Naturalized in Virginia, this water turtle that can be found in many areas of fresh water in this region. This one was helped across the road by me after I assessed for possible injuries (fortunately none seen).


Roadside with nearby temperate woodland and water. Semi-suburban.

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Midlothian, Virginia, United States

Spotted on Oct 4, 2016
Submitted on Feb 6, 2021

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