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Painted Turtle

painted turtle, michigan's state reptiel

A Painted Turtle, Michigan’s state reptile

I took this photo of a Painted Turtle several years ago in Traverse City. It is the state reptile of Michigan. A lot of people don’t know that in addition to a state bird, there is also a state reptile. This is one of the most common turtles throughout┬áMichigan.┬áThis photo was taken near a small pond, as turtles need to spend time around water.

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