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Western Pond Turtle

Actinemys marmorata

Notes:

This awesome looking turtle was spotted by Land Trust of Napa's biologist Mike Palladini as we almost ran him over driving on some unpaved mountain roads. He was far away from water but Mike figured he's trying to get to the stream because he was going in the right direction. So we placed him out of harm's way closer to the stream about 20 ft from where we found him. I think he's a Pacific Pond Turtle but I can't be sure.

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Western Pond Turtle
Actinemys marmorata Western pond turtle


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5 Comments

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 7 years ago

Thanks Patty :)

patty
patty 7 years ago

Nice turtle Joshua =)

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 7 years ago

and thank you Neil.

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 7 years ago

:)

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 7 years ago

Thank you for moving this turtle of the road. Very cool!

Josh Asel
Spotted by
Josh Asel

Calistoga, California, USA

Spotted on Apr 12, 2013
Submitted on Apr 12, 2013

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