anyone know what kind of tortoise this is?

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Not from that photo.
And it's the only photo.
We can rule out Russian. Redfoot, Yellowfoot and Sulcata.
I wonder if it's a desert tortoise or another type of Gopherus
 

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Not from that photo.
And it's the only photo.
We can rule out Russian. Redfoot, Yellowfoot and Sulcata.
I wonder if it's a desert tortoise or another type of Gopherus
Is it possibly a turtle?
 

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It seems to be a Desert Tortoise.
 

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My best guess is pond turtle, but I need to see more. Illegal to have, protected by law.
 
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My best guess is pond turtle, but I need to see more. Illegal to have, protected by law.
yeah its with animal control in Lancaster, I assume if its a CDT they will contact CTTC...
 

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it was found as a "stray" but its real desert country there. I would think tortoises would be found more routinely wandering around than a water-needing turtle would be.

@EppsDynasty or @Tom probably know the area better than I do tho (Lancaster)

Its shell is real smooth tho!
 

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I let them know via email. Since no one is allowed to have them I doubt they'd give it to CTTC. Best thing would be return it to the closest waterway where it was found. When I was in rescue I had an M.O.U. with Fish and Wildlife and I was allowed to release pond turtles in certain water areas of our foothills.
 

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Oh good! When you said "European pond turtle" earlier I thought maybe it was invasive. Hope they listen to you @Yvonne G !

I also saw this one, I thought this might be a desert box turtle?:


its at my local city shelter
 

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Oh good! When you said "European pond turtle" earlier I thought maybe it was invasive. Hope they listen to you @Yvonne G !

I also saw this one, I thought this might be a desert box turtle?:


its at my local city shelter
Not Euro, Pacific or Western pond turtle
 

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I let them know via email. Since no one is allowed to have them I doubt they'd give it to CTTC. Best thing would be return it to the closest waterway where it was found. When I was in rescue I had an M.O.U. with Fish and Wildlife and I was allowed to release pond turtles in certain water areas of our foothills.
Its no longer on the website, so hopefully whatever info you gave them helped
 
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