posted May 21, 2011 1:46 PM by Hester Burch [ updated May 23, 2011 11:03 AM ]
This is a young painted turtle.
photos copyright Hester Burch
This is another smaller/ younger painted turtle.
These two young painted turtles eat algae and aquatic vegetation, small water creatures such as insects and crustaceans. They must avoid being eaten by raccoons, herons, water snakes, snapping turtles and many other things. Young turtles grow rapidly during their first few years.
Enjoyed by visiting kindergarten students May 2011.