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AshleyT 9 years ago

Eastern mud turtle has those light edges on the scutes as well, as does this hatchling map turtle I found, The pronounced ridge on the back leads me to believe not a mud or musk turtle.

kaptainkory 9 years ago

We may never resolve a 100% confirmed ID, but compare to this photo of a hatchling Eastern Musk Turtle:

The light dots on the tips of the marginal scutes are consistent, and not a marking I recall for our Graptemys species.

AshleyT 9 years ago

It is one of the map turtles, genus Graptemys.

kaptainkory 10 years ago

I agree that it is not a Snapping Turtle. It might be a baby Eastern Musk Turtle perhaps?

MitchRay 13 years ago

Snapping Turtles are not green when they hatch out, and that looks a bit small to be a snapper. Do you have any other pics of this little guy?

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