Surprise discovery.

Young Wood Duck And turtle. By minx267
@minx267 (14645)
Hartford, Connecticut
August 23, 2017 2:56am CST
I was just going through some more of my photos from Monday.. And as I was looking at this one I took of a little wood duck.. I discovered what appears to be a turtle poking his head above the water in the lower right corner area? Does anyone else see it? Are there any turtle experts.. I'm trying to figure out what kind of turtle it might be.. I only know that it is not a Red Eared slider.... Nor is it a snapping turtle.. Other than that no clue..
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@ridingbet (61697)
• Philippines
23 Aug 17
i saw the turtle. i think it is a ninja turtle because it is poking its head up and scrutinizing the duck, if he can swallow whole this fowl.
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@minx267 (14645)
• Hartford, Connecticut
23 Aug 17
ROFL.. A Ninja Turtle- I love that answer! well I guess it is Michaelangelo
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@ridingbet (61697)
• Philippines
23 Aug 17
@minx267 true.
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@minx267 (14645)
• Hartford, Connecticut
24 Aug 17
@ridingbet :) LOL... JJ said it is a Painted Turtle... but maybe it is a PAINTER Turtle.... Get it.. Michelangelo.... ROFLMAO
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@JolietJake (51067)
• United States
23 Aug 17
I believe that is a Painted Turtle
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@minx267 (14645)
• Hartford, Connecticut
23 Aug 17
ah, I will have to look that one up.. I am not super knowledgeable on all the different turtles and what they look like.
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@JolietJake (51067)
• United States
23 Aug 17
@minx267 They are fairly common in this area, I used to see them eyeing me when I'd go out fishing
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@minx267 (14645)
• Hartford, Connecticut
23 Aug 17
@JolietJake ah... I saw another turtle in a different pond I too pics but it was in the center of the pond. I will have to peruse the pics closely when I upload them to see if there were any marking on the head like this one.. it would submerge it self and then leave a wake of bubbles and a big ring appeared on the water.. it looked cool.
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@m_audrey6788 (18418)
• Philippines
23 Aug 17
That`s a nice photo..hehehe..I think you`re right there`s a turtle there..I got to see turtles here too
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@minx267 (14645)
• Hartford, Connecticut
23 Aug 17
I thought I saw something sticking out.. I am not very much a turtle person.. so I don't see them much.
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• Philippines
23 Aug 17
@minx267 ..Here there are few turtles around the city and most of the time, I saw them floating like that together with a lot of Ducks
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@minx267 (14645)
• Hartford, Connecticut
23 Aug 17
@m_audrey6788 i have only got to witness turtles on a few occasions and they are usually to far away to identify.. I love this camera and it's zoom lens as it can bring the picture so much closer.. you can actually tell what you are looking at. this was my first time ever photographing Wood Ducks also.. although I guess I have learned that in the spring these males are MUCH MUCH more colorful than this one here.. I think this one is still a baby.
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@LadyDuck (187776)
• Switzerland
23 Aug 17
Yes, I can see the turtle and I think that JJ is right, it is a painted turtle.
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@minx267 (14645)
• Hartford, Connecticut
23 Aug 17
Cool. Now I have learned something new.. :)
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@YrNemo (14736)
1 Sep 17
wow, that is an interesting pic. I saw all sort of creatures in it, not just that duck! (You seem to know more than me about what is what in that pond.)
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@minx267 (14645)
• Hartford, Connecticut
2 Sep 17
the turtle is cute. earlier there was a great blue heron in here with the ducks.
@YrNemo (14736)
3 Sep 17
@minx267 ssshhh... I thought I even saw some croc there (I do have bad eyesight!)
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@minx267 (14645)
• Hartford, Connecticut
4 Sep 17
@YrNemo HA HA.. I don't think so.. you might want to get glasses.. as it is to cold here where we are for a Croc... :) but I bet there are frogs for sure!
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• United States
23 Aug 17
So lovely the turtle Minx
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@minx267 (14645)
• Hartford, Connecticut
24 Aug 17
:) wish I had seen him when I was taking the picture, I would have zoomed in on him and tried to get a better shot.
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• United States
24 Aug 17
@minx267 Yes what a shame you didnt see him.
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@minx267 (14645)
• Hartford, Connecticut
25 Aug 17
@TiarasOceanView yep, I guess i have to be more observant next time. he did have good camoflage.. :)
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@BarBaraPrz (21350)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
23 Aug 17
I don't know what kind it is, but it has the same color scheme I used on a clay turtle I made in high school art class. And that was just a generic idea of a turtle, I wasn't following a picture or anything.
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@minx267 (14645)
• Hartford, Connecticut
24 Aug 17
Oh wow. that is cool. JJ thinks it is a Painted Turtle.
@BarBaraPrz (21350)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
24 Aug 17
@minx267 And he's probably correct, as always. :)
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@minx267 (14645)
• Hartford, Connecticut
25 Aug 17
@BarBaraPrz LMAO... well I know I am not a turtle expert so .. I will not argue in this case..
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@kepweng (19236)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
1 Sep 17
is that a wild duck? migratory bird?
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@minx267 (14645)
• Hartford, Connecticut
1 Sep 17
Yes it is a wild duck.. it's called a wood duck.. and apparently in the spring when breeding they are very boldly colored
@JohnRoberts (66951)
• Los Angeles, California
23 Aug 17
It blends into the terrain. When you mention it, I can make out the turtle's eye.
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@minx267 (14645)
• Hartford, Connecticut
24 Aug 17
Yea, first I noticed the yellow squiggly line (on its head) and that is when I looked closer and saw the EYE.. and I was like wait that is a turtle head! lol
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@Tracy04 (10815)
• Malaysia
25 Aug 17
That's cute, the animal in the picture
@minx267 (14645)
• Hartford, Connecticut
28 Aug 17
:) there are 2 animals in the picture...
@Tracy04 (10815)
• Malaysia
28 Aug 17
@minx267 what? Really? Oh, the aligator below the duck? Eh no! Ok, ok I know! The turtle's head! The turtle?
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@minx267 (14645)
• Hartford, Connecticut
28 Aug 17
@Tracy04 LOL. yes, there is a turtle as well. :) no alligators here.. Thank God.