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08.19.2021 Thurtlesday…I’ve got my eye on you

I was just about to leave Moosehorn Pond last Saturday when I spotted this Eastern  Painted Turtle-Chrysemys picta picta enjoying some relaxing time on a log.  I spoiled it by stopping to photograph her and after a few exposures down she … Continue reading

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02.10.2012 Painted Turtle behaving badly

Here is an example of aggressive basking behavior in a Painted Turtle.  From reading, it appears this behavior has a few contributing factors such as temperature and time of day along with size of the individual.  Guess “there just ain’t … Continue reading

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