Monday, May 28, 2012

Painted turtle

This painted turtle (Chrysemys picta marginata) is crossing the trail at Celery Bog Park on its way back to the wetland (it's not a bog).  The dirt on its hind end suggests that it recently laid eggs in the ground.  These pictures taken May 15, 2012.  A week or so before taking these pictures I noticed a baby turtle squished on the nearby motor access road, apparently it had just hatched and was making its way to the water. 

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