Large adult female in flood pool of the Guadalupe River under bridge of FM 1376. Imaged only. GTS 2089.
Last image is Erin Salmon holding it before release.
Painted Turtle nesting on the edge of the road.
In probably the most substantial pool in that immediate area (~knee-thigh deep, maybe 3x2m). Based on the turtle's size (adult), it could be the same one that we saw in a pool next to Tropical Terrace (aka Robert's Ranch) just less than 1km upstream in Jan 2014.
Female sunning herself
Terrapene ornate ornata
Location: Europe > Portugal > Algarve
Date Photo Taken: June 29, 2007
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Turtles are reptiles of the order Chelonii or Testudines characterised by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs and acting as a shield.Turtle may refer to the chelonian order as a whole (American English) or to fresh-water and sea-dwelling chelonians (British English).