Painted Turtle Information
The painted turtle is a North American species known for its colorful markings on its dark shell, legs, neck, and face. They are small, aquatic turtles found in ponds, lakes, and marshes. Painted turtles are omnivores, active during the day, and have a relatively long lifespan. They lay their eggs in sandy nests near the water. While not generally considered endangered, they are impacted by habitat loss and road mortality.