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western pond turtle

Actinemys marmorata

Description:

The western or Pacific pond turtle has been decimated by the introduction of bullfrogs. Populations consist of mature turtles. They appear to be a plain greenish brown, but if you look closely, the legs and head have black "scribble" marking on them

Habitat:

Ponds. This one is at the wildlife safari park, although it is native - the park probably allows it to stay wild, not be captured and hopefully not have it's young eaten by bullffrogs

Notes:

Many times when there are more than one, they look like the surface of the log they are resting on

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4 Comments

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 4 years ago

Thank you! And I added it and several others

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 5 years ago

do you have a link to the mission?

Christy Chow
Christy Chow 5 years ago

My favorite turtles :) Please consider adding it to the "Reptiles of the Pacific Northwest" mission!

KarenSaxton
Spotted by
KarenSaxton

Winston, Oregon, USA

Lat: 43.12, Long: -123.41

Spotted on Jun 19, 2011
Submitted on Aug 29, 2011

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