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A Florida redbelly turtle looks to its left, directly at the camera. The turtle takes up most of the image. Its head and body peek out from its shell. The top of the shell is dark brown with lighter brown patterns; the underside is a pale tan-yellow. There are small pieces of vegetation stuck to the top of the turtle's shell.

A Florida redbelly turtle looks warily at the camera in this photo from Feb. 29, 2000. This image was captured on the grounds of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, which shares a border with the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge contains 92,000 acres that are a habitat for more than 330 species of birds, 31 mammals, 117 fishes, and 65 amphibians and reptiles – including suspicious turtles.

Image Credit: NASA