Eastern Painted Turtle - Bethany, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member chrissyml
N 41° 23.622 W 072° 57.933
18T E 670083 N 4584461
Quick Description: An Eastern Painted Turtle crossing the road
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 4/19/2021 7:34:28 AM
Waymark Code: WM145AT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 5

Long Description:
This Eastern Painted Turtle was crossing Downs Road in Bethany, going west to east. I pulled over and carried her the rest of the way across. She wasn't happy about being assisted but all's well that ends well.
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Months most seen crossing: May - July

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