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 Golf Course Turtle

This big guy was headed across the golf course behind my house this morning. I know what kind he is anyone want to take a guess? I live in the Florida Panhandle.



06/12/11  11:14am

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  Message To: Flatoad   In reference to Message Id: 2224315


 Golf Course Turtle

hmm that is a very interesting pigment on that turtle, it looks like a yellow bellied slider but im gonna have to double check



06/12/11  02:35pm

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  Message To: Mobius118   In reference to Message Id: 2224338


 Golf Course Turtle

alright so the possiblities are Suwannee Cooter, Peninsula Cooter or the Yellow Bellied Slider

i dont think it is the PC

the head markings are faded and whats left leads me to believe that it would be a yellow bellied slider, rather then the endangered Suwannee Cooter

it could also be a florida red bellied slider but mine has many more markings on it then that one does

heres a link to check for yourself

http://www.floridiannature.com/SlidersCootersSoftShelledTurtles.htm



06/12/11  02:41pm

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  Message To: Mobius118   In reference to Message Id: 2224339


 Golf Course Turtle

Hey Guys,

He is a Coastal Cooter AKA Florida Cooter, really a beautiful turtle and quite large.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida_Cooter

Best Regards,
Steve



06/16/11  09:10pm


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