~I.D. new pond turtle~
As some of you may know I have recently dug a pond and it has been up for just a couple of weeks. Today I walked outside to see a turtle on a peice of bark floating in the water. I picked it up to examine it and this is its description. HE had a greygreen color thats solid ont he shell in octagon patterns. He has webed feet and a pretty long tail for a turtle. Its not a RES I'm pretty sure some kind of snapping turtle. Its not but five inches from head to butt. So what kind of turtle do you think it is I live in west texas. I'm so happy the first real herp[besides fish] to come to my pond so happy I am!!!!