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Spotting

Description:

A freshwater turtle with a light colored shell, yellow is h tan rim on the shell. The head and legs also light with small irregular black dots and dashes. Lighter around the beak and on the chin.

Habitat:

A man made pond in a city park. The pond has koi, ducks, and a lot of red-eared sliders, but I don’t think this is one.

Notes:

Probably a released pet.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Western Pond Turtle
Actinemys marmorata Western pond turtle - Wikipedia


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2 Comments

Steven Sheppard
Steven Sheppard a month ago

@mauna Kunzah I’ll add the info. Thank you.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah a month ago

Was this turtle seen in the ocean or in the pond? It would be helpful to add a description and/or habitat! :-)

Steven Sheppard
Spotted by
Steven Sheppard

Manhattan Beach, California, United States

Spotted on May 21, 2022
Submitted on May 22, 2022

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