European pond turtle

European pond turtle

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Credit: MARTYN F. CHILLMAID/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: European pond turtle (Emys orbicularis), also known as the European pond terrapin. This is a female, with yellow eyes. Males are smaller than females. When the weather is warm, this freshwater turtle spends considerable periods of time basking on banks and floating logs. It feeds on both plants and animal matter. This turtle can live for around 40-60 years. Photographed in France.

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