Brief description of what you observed
In vernal pond
Observed it trying to cross the road from the marsh to the pond.
On the smaller side; he was kind of defensive.
Caught near Beyers Pond and temporarily retained for the Touch-a-Truck event on August 17.
hit by car, euthanized
The painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) is the most widespread native turtle of North America. It lives in slow-moving fresh waters, from southern Canada to Louisiana and northern Mexico, and from the Atlantic to the Pacific. The turtle is the only species of the genus Chrysemys, which is part of the pond turtle family Emydidae. Fossils show that the painted turtle existed 15 million years ago. Four regionally based subspecies (the eastern, midland, southern, and western) evolved during...