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QuietOne
06-20-2010, 04:24 AM
Sunning on the pond for a couple of days. Didn't see it Friday, but the water has gotten even higher (that rock isn't usually so far underwater).

Mad Aussie
06-20-2010, 06:57 AM
Cool turtles these. Love the yellow strikes across the face/neck.

QuietOne
06-21-2010, 03:53 AM
Someone asked me if it was a native or an escapee. I didn't have any idea. I haven't seen turtles in that pond before, but that doesn't mean they weren't there.

Marko
06-21-2010, 10:49 AM
Cute turtle - nice catch Quietone!

QuietOne
06-21-2010, 12:27 PM
I did a little digging, and I think it's a painted turtle. There are several variations, and one of them is native to Idaho. I get the impression they aren't that common.

Hillbillygirl
06-22-2010, 08:40 PM
Liking #1 of the, " Painted Turtle". You nailed it for sure. They are lousy around here with all the ponds around us. Literally hundreds.

Iguanasan
06-22-2010, 10:22 PM
Nice turtle! I hope you don't mind me saying so but I kinda wish there was more space in front of the turtle than behind him in number 1 which is my favourite as well! Nicely captured.

QuietOne
06-25-2010, 03:30 AM
Thanks, HGB and Iggy. Iggy, this was my initial crop (I wasn't that close). When I cropped a bit tighter I went for the rock showing under the water in back. But maybe some folks would like this one better.