The painted turtle is probably the most common turtle around where I live. Generally one finds painted turtles in small, isolated ponds. They do not hang around for many pictures. Once this painted turtle heard us coming, he headed for the other side of the pond! We stood on the observation platform across the pond in the lower right picture while getting these captures.
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See more ‘animals’ at Sylvain Landry’s Challenge: Week 12 Animal!