He was so small, about the size of a quarter. It's a wonder he was noticed at all. Jason placed the turtle inside the truck's cupholder & offered him a splash of water. Turtle had quite a distance yet to travel for water & safety but as luck would have it, Jason was on his way to a painted turtle's paradise. His next job site was a beautiful home down a quiet, private trail. A little stream snakes through a naturally wooded side yard connecting acres of swampy lowlands to a private beach on Lake Michigan.
Quiet waters with dense vegetation & plenty of rocks to bask in the sun are ideal habitats for Midland painted turtles. We hope Turtle does well in his new home.
Midland Painted Turtles: