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Anyone know what species of turtle this is? #7284511
06/12/21 01:11 PM
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Hi all! My father found this little guy in his yard...we think someone either lost it, or tossed it, cause it sure doesn't seem like a local NY species....

Thanks, and hope everyone is well!

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Hiding our humane dispatches doesn't keep the Antis from showing their own gruesome ones. In this 1 sided story, who will the public believe, then?
Re: Anyone know what species of turtle this is? [Re: SnareLine] #7284517
06/12/21 01:17 PM
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Need more photos.......head-on, underbelly, etc. With all I can see here, it looks to be a young native Common Map Turtle, or possibly a non-native (to N.Y.) Red Eared Slider?


Re: Anyone know what species of turtle this is? [Re: SnareLine] #7284523
06/12/21 01:27 PM
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It's most likely a juvenile red eared slider. We need a picture of the head from the side. There are other closely related species of turtles, but red eared sliders got introduced in large numbers, all over the US from the pet trade. Five and dime stores sold millions of them.

Keith

Re: Anyone know what species of turtle this is? [Re: SnareLine] #7284524
06/12/21 01:30 PM
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Yes, flip it over. Either a map turtle or slider.

Re: Anyone know what species of turtle this is? [Re: SnareLine] #7284561
06/12/21 02:41 PM
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Ok, thank you so much everyone. I'll get more pictures soon.


Hiding our humane dispatches doesn't keep the Antis from showing their own gruesome ones. In this 1 sided story, who will the public believe, then?
Re: Anyone know what species of turtle this is? [Re: SnareLine] #7284582
06/12/21 04:06 PM
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probably a slider or a paint no more than I can see from those pics


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Re: Anyone know what species of turtle this is? [Re: SnareLine] #7284649
06/12/21 06:24 PM
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I ask because I'm sure its interesting- why the name "map" turtle?

Re: Anyone know what species of turtle this is? [Re: SnareLine] #7284652
06/12/21 06:33 PM
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The lines on the scutes of the carapace look like the lines on a top map.

The hieroglyphica in their Latin binomial also refers to these markings.

Re: Anyone know what species of turtle this is? [Re: SnareLine] #7284709
06/12/21 07:48 PM
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All I can tell you is if you stick your finger by its mouth and you donít pull back a bloody stump itís probably not a snapper. grin

Re: Anyone know what species of turtle this is? [Re: SnareLine] #7284730
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Just give him a kiss on the lips, if it kisses back it's a snapper.

Re: Anyone know what species of turtle this is? [Re: SnareLine] #7284751
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Pretty sure it is a map turtle.

Re: Anyone know what species of turtle this is? [Re: SnareLine] #7284801
06/12/21 10:37 PM
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Here's some more pics...

IMG-20210612-WA0015.jpgIMG-20210612-WA0016.jpgIMG-20210612-WA0017.jpgIMG-20210612-WA0018.jpgIMG-20210612-WA0019.jpg

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Re: Anyone know what species of turtle this is? [Re: SnareLine] #7284802
06/12/21 10:38 PM
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Another...

IMG-20210612-WA0020.jpg

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Re: Anyone know what species of turtle this is? [Re: SnareLine] #7284803
06/12/21 10:39 PM
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And lol, love the replies


Hiding our humane dispatches doesn't keep the Antis from showing their own gruesome ones. In this 1 sided story, who will the public believe, then?
Re: Anyone know what species of turtle this is? [Re: SnareLine] #7284810
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The head is in far to see the marks, but it appears to be a red eared slider.

Keith

Re: Anyone know what species of turtle this is? [Re: KeithC] #7284816
06/12/21 10:56 PM
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Red eared slider...

Re: Anyone know what species of turtle this is? [Re: SnareLine] #7284821
06/12/21 11:03 PM
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Cool, thanks guys! His garden is miles from a water source, so we're guessing someone chucked it in...


Hiding our humane dispatches doesn't keep the Antis from showing their own gruesome ones. In this 1 sided story, who will the public believe, then?
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