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western pond turtle

Actinemys marmorata


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


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


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

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KarenSaxton 7 years ago

Thank you! And I added it and several others

KarenSaxton 7 years ago

do you have a link to the mission?

Christy Chow
Christy Chow 7 years ago

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

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Winston, Oregon, USA

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

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