Doing What Painted Turtles Do Best

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Doing what painted turtles do best - basking on logs in shallow, slow-moving water - is exactly what this turtle was doing when observed on a pond just east of Big Horn. For more on Chrysemys picta ssp. (Painted Turtle) see: http://www.marshall.edu/herp/Tur... and for a related story on riparian management see: http://www.sheridanmedia.com/new...

Doing what painted turtles do best - basking on logs in shallow, slow-moving water - is exactly what this turtle was doing when observed on a pond just east of Big Horn.
Doing what painted turtles do best - basking on logs in shallow, slow-moving water - is exactly what this turtle was doing when observed on a pond just east of Big Horn.