Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta)
Common turtle endemic to the area. Beautiful painting on skin and carapace. Loves to warm up on tree trunks and stones reaching out of the water surface.
How to Identify
Very similar to the Northern Map Turtle. Identifiable due to the red colors on skin and carapace.
Where and When to Spot
Can be seen in different parks along Saint Lawrence River spring, summer and autumn.