The Painted Turtle

The Painted Turtle

I found this turtle laying on a four wheeler trail. The ground around him was dry and he was pretty far away from water. He must have been laying there for a while because there was still a moist muddy spot where he was laying. After I picked him up, I noticed he was missing a back foot, and just had a stub on one side. I brought him closer to the water. When I checked on him later, he was gone. I’ll take that as a good sign.

Painted Turtle's stub leg

2 thoughts on “The Painted Turtle

  1. Honestly, it’s a hard-knock-life for your turtle. He must have to work pretty hard to get in and out of a muddy lake. I’ve moved so many turtles off roads in my life, they just don’t get it.

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