Wednesday, September 12, 2007

A Painted Turtle Crossing the Road

I assume this Painted Turtle crossed the road for somewhat the same reason that the chicken did, but in this case I hope there is water on the other side, for unlike the Wood Turtle, which is terrestrial, the Painted Turtle must be in water in order to feed properly. I had planned on stopping by a small roadside pond nearby but when I saw this Painted Turtle on the road ahead of me I seized the opportunity for a few portrait shots. Standing a coule of meters away I was able to zoom in to get some close up photos.
This turtle is SO colourful. Below is a Painted Turtle photo taken in June of this year.

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