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Midland Painted Turtle
Painted Turtle, Mason County, MI, April 2011
the painted turtle is the most common pond turtle. Note yellow stripes on the side of the head and red markings on the edge of the shell. They often sun themselves on logs in ponds. Midland Painted Turtle's scutes (shell plates) meet like bricks, with the corners not matching.
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