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The canal that I live on is very limited access and there are just 5 homes from which the item in the spotting could have originated, mostly populated by seniors. I have not found any random food floating in the canal before, but I suppose anything is possible. Thanks for your comment.
It would be amazing if it were the same bird that is 15-20 miles from where I first saw her but anything is possible. She is quite unique looking and an interesting specimen that was difficult to identify initially.
Thanks. I was thinking of the shell rather than the body color. That explains a lot. I have 3 turtles that are all dark-skinned in the canal. Two have light yellow shells and one's is just starting to go yellow but all are missing the yellow stripes on their necks. I couldn't figure out what they were.
Hi Ashley. Thanks for the comment. I was wondering if you meant leucistic rather than melanistic which I thought meant dark in color. It is interesting that I saw two of them together. Do they turn lighter as they age rather than being born light in color?