I’m in coastal Southern California , can I keep red cheek mud turtle in my outdoor pond ?
I’ve kept South American wood turtles outdoor year round without any problems. I think they are from same region ?
HOA/ park management are basically dumb DMV type of people who enjoy abusing their “authority “
The problem is neither the critters nor your tortoise .
I suggest have your friends taking care of your tortoise for a while , tell the management you already get rid of them . After they done...