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bandhturtlesite Turtle
Turtle commented on by bandhturtlesite Honolulu, Hawaii, USA10 years ago

It is some kind of slider from Central America. Perhaps Trachemys Emoli or Venusta

bandhturtlesite Turtle
Turtle commented on by bandhturtlesite Bloomington, Indiana, USA10 years ago

You have this turtle listed as Cryptodira Pleurodira. These are two different suborders of turtles. Cryptodira would be turtles that can retract their head and neck back into their shells and Pleurodira would be side-necked turtles. This species of turtle shown would be in the suborder of Cryptodira.

bandhturtlesite Painted Turtle
Painted Turtle commented on by bandhturtlesite Minnesota, USA11 years ago

That's a great looking juvenile Western Painted Turtle.

bandhturtlesite Painted turtle
Painted turtle commented on by bandhturtlesite Illinois, USA11 years ago

That is a good looking male Midland Painted Turtle

bandhturtlesite Northern Water Snake
Northern Water Snake commented on by bandhturtlesite Illinois, USA11 years ago

If it were a copperhead I would not have killed it. I would have done the same thing I did with the water snake. The main concern at the time that I was told about the snake was that a small child may be bitten by a venomous snake. If that were to happen a small child would be of much greater risk of death. It was found on the concrete at the edge of a shallow water area where many small children play. I am all for everything and everyone staying alive and as a veteran Boy Scout of America I am all about preserving ecosystems.

bandhturtlesite Turtle
Turtle commented on by bandhturtlesite Springfield, Missouri, USA11 years ago

The one in the back left is a map turtle although I am not sure if its a common map or a false map turtle.

bandhturtlesite Box turtle
Box turtle commented on by bandhturtlesite Greenville, South Carolina, USA11 years ago

It is a Box Turtle with a damaged shell, in the front part by its head.

bandhturtlesite Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by bandhturtlesite North Carolina, USA11 years ago

This is not a Yellow Bellied Slider, the markings on the head are not wide enough and you can see the red markings on the shell. I believe this is a Northern Red Bellied Cooter (Pseudemys rubriventris).

bandhturtlesite Midland painted turtle
Midland painted turtle commented on by bandhturtlesite Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA11 years ago

I would say that it is most likely belongs to the subspecies of the Midland Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta marginata) based on the location of the spotting.

bandhturtlesite Red-eared slider
Red-eared slider commented on by bandhturtlesite Carbondale, Illinois, USA11 years ago

You should add this to the Midwest Reptile Study Mission.

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