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Ornate/Gulf coast box turtle hybrid


Found soaking in a pond. Male, around 20 years old, we call him "Derby" because of his flared gulf coast shell. Has ornate markings uncharacteristic of a gulf coast.

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Adam Hovey
Adam Hovey 5 years ago

I know that's not an uncommon mix. Do they like humidity higher or lower? Are they more likely to be found in areas where there is more open or more in woodlands? Curious what they act like.

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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Spotted on Aug 6, 2010
Submitted on Sep 6, 2011

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