Eastern Painted Turtle

Chrysemys picta

Image of Painted Turtle[+ ZOOM] Painted Turtle © George Cevera

4 1/2 " - 6"

Feeds on both plant and animal matter, including worms, larvae, snails, salamanders, and small fish. Often seen sunning itself on logs. Found in lakes, streams, shallow ponds, and marshes. Common in the Pine Barrens.

 
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