Painted Turtle – 7/6/11

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 7/6/11

Observation Time: 4:50 p.m.

Observation Location: Gavins Pond outflow pool

Common Name: Painted Turtle

Scientific Name: Chrysemys picta

Comments: I found this specimen on the dam, so I photographed it and then put it back in the water. In June, painted turtles lay their eggs in holes they dig with their hind legs in sunny patches of sandy soil.

More Information: Wikipedia

Painted Turtle

Painted Turtle

Painted Turtle