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Painted_Turtles This picture was taken about a month ago in Lake Elkhorn, Columbia, MD.  Chelydra serpentina,Chrysemys picta,Common snapping turtle,Geotagged,Painted turtle,United States Click/tap to enlarge

Painted_Turtles

This picture was taken about a month ago in Lake Elkhorn, Columbia, MD.

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The painted turtle is the most widespread native turtle of North America. It lives in slow-moving fresh waters, from southern Canada to northern Mexico, and from the Atlantic to the Pacific. The turtle is the only species of the genus ''Chrysemys'', which is part of the pond turtle family Emydidae. Fossils show that the painted turtle existed 15 million years ago.

Similar species: Turtles And Tortoises
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Uploaded Aug 28, 2014. Captured Jul 15, 2014 08:35 in Broken Land Parkway & U.S. 29, Columbia, MD, USA.
  • Canon PowerShot D20
  • f/4.8
  • 1/318s
  • ISO100
  • 25mm