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Need to ID turtles
by ScubaLdy on 10/17/11 11:03 AM

I think Bonnie is a Yellow Mud Turtle but not sure if Harry & Sal are Mud, Musk or River Turtles.

We had so much rain that the pond overflowed and Bonnie and Sal are now missing. If you find them or any others Please give me a call. 651-6184
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#419036 - 10/17/11 12:56 PM Re: Need to ID turtles [Re: ScubaLdy]  
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#419047 - 10/17/11 03:56 PM Re: Need to ID turtles [Re: ScubaLdy]  
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Thanks Elbert
I actually got Harry to eat today. I broke dog pellets into 3 or 4 pieces and handfed him. He gobbled up ten pieces of dog food then went for a walk around the house.


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#419049 - 10/17/11 04:03 PM Re: Need to ID turtles [Re: ScubaLdy]  
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I saw a turtle (or tortoise) at the Lady bug nursery yesterday. But it looked a bit bigger than the ones in the photo - of course I can't really tell scale from the pix.

#419050 - 10/17/11 04:04 PM Re: Need to ID turtles [Re: ScubaLdy]  
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Good grief Elbert - I tried to read the link - but I am now more confused than when I started wondering about the differences.

#419052 - 10/17/11 04:15 PM Re: Need to ID turtles [Re: ScubaLdy]  
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We have a treasure of marine turtles in the sea at Ambergris but we also have indigenous Tortoise (land guys)
Scuba lady has Tortiose, they only drink water not live in it.

#419053 - 10/17/11 04:22 PM Re: Need to ID turtles [Re: ScubaLdy]  
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but now I'm not sure looking at them closer .
hers might be those river turtles.
There was a big fire in the back a few years ago and some tortoise ran to the front I kept one for a few days. he wasn't striped like hers and didn't swim at all! I think these are the ones the Garafuna make the drums out of.

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#419058 - 10/17/11 05:29 PM Re: Need to ID turtles [Re: elbert]  
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And eat! Quite tasty....

#419070 - 10/17/11 06:59 PM Re: Need to ID turtles [Re: ScubaLdy]  
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SP - you are right - that's why they are at risk of extinction.
Elbert - I did a lot of research and do know that they are river turtles but not sure just exactly which kind.
I was able to examine Harry's underside and it does look like he has two hinges whereas Bonnie had only one.
Amanda - The ones at Lady Bug are much larger and I think Catherine said they belong to Mary Hawthorn.

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#419071 - 10/17/11 07:09 PM Re: Need to ID turtles [Re: ScubaLdy]  
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Shameful! They don't belong to anyone!

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