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Old 06-07-03, 08:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation ~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!!!!
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Old 06-07-03, 10:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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your lucky to have a turtle go all that way from its home and find your pond.it sounds like a eastern red eared slider i dont think its a snapping turtle though
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Old 06-07-03, 10:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i know what you mean my computer room is next to my pond yesterday i heard a faint crurping noise at first thought it was a cricket the noise got louder i went to see what it was it turned out to be a frog really cool when wildlife that you did not put there moves in
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Old 06-07-03, 10:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Its not a slider of nay kind I know what sliders look like it is deffinatly some kind of snapping turtle.
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there are a lot of turtles that could match that description. and garter guy, Cyber Ghost already said its not a red ear slider. what head markings did it have? did you see the bottom of the shell? were their any markings at all?
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Old 06-07-03, 11:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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no actualy the shell is just solid grey green in octagon patterns, It has a definate face and mouth of a snapper I think it might be a texas cooter if thats a snapper but I havet been able to get any pix at all to compare. It does have the ball like biuld of a box but has plain shell and webbed feet its not flat like a RES.
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Congrads man!!! Thats like a dream come true for me, Here in Calgary there isn't much in the way of herps, a few garters here and there, thats about it.
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Yah its so kool to knoiw that actuqal wildlife is moving into my pond. I hope that I will soon have frogs and tadpoles!!!
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