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Freshwater Turtle, Bryan, Texas, USA (1 Viewer)

Stanley Jones

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The photo was taken at Carter Creek in Austin's Colony Park, Bryan, Texas, USA. This is the only view I have of it.

My first assumption was this was a map turtle with the number of lines on its face and neck. However, we only have three mapped for the region where I live, Texas, Cagle's, and Mississippi. Even looking at map turtles beyond my region I could not match it. It is the size of a fully grown red-eared slider.

It could be an introduced species. Some parent could have bought it for one of their kids when the turtle was young and they moved and it got dumped into the nearest creek where it matured.

Regardless, I can not put a name to it whether it is native or non-native. Any help would be appreciated. Stanley
 

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