Eastern Painted Turtle
Quabbin Reservoir, MA
Some cool facts:
Most widespread native turtle in North America.
They have been around for 15 million years!!
In the wild they can live 55 years!
Diet- aquatic vegitation, crustaceans, insects and fish.
Hibernates in the mud at the bottom of ponds and lakes through the winter.
Photo © copyright by Patrick Zephyr.