Western Painted Turtle Near Rock Wall
I really struggled with the question of if this is an aquarium escapee or a wild turtle. This pond is part of the watershed that leads to Blenkinsop Lake and then to Swan Lake - both have Western Painted Turtles. It's possible that this individual came up from those lakes following a stream. Maybe.
Species: Chrysemys picta bellii (Western painted turtle)
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Family Of Red Eared Sliders
I don't know what made all of them want to come out at the same time. These are pet store releases - they don't belong here.
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2023 to 2005 > April 2013 > Family Of Red Eared Sliders