Painted Turtles

PaintedPainted Turtles are small aquatic turtles with a very smooth carapace or upper shell.  Their facial coloration can be confused with a Yellow Bellied Slider because of the small yellow patch behind the eye.  However, Painted Turtles have orange stripes along their legs whereas Yellow Bellied Sliders have yellow stripes along their legs. Painted turtles are also usually smaller than Yellow Bellied Sliders.