Sunning Map Turtle
Sunning Map Turtle
photo by: Ken W. Watson, 2006

"Get down and give me 50." This Common Map Turtle isn't doing pushups, it's just enjoying the sun. Turtles bask to aid their digestion (the heat speeds up their metabolism).

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© 2006 Ken W. Watson