big old RES(?) in middle of road

Loohan

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I've been here 25 years almost and the only turtles i've seen are boxies and snappers. But today i cam across this old slider parked in the road. Is it an RES?
I left it in a little pool of water on the side of the road it was facing.
Note damage to back of shell. It was apparently hit many years ago. Damage does not show very well in pic.
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zovick

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I've been here 25 years almost and the only turtles i've seen are boxies and snappers. But today i cam across this old slider parked in the road. Is it an RES?
I left it in a little pool of water on the side of the road it was facing.
Note damage to back of shell. It was apparently hit many years ago. Damage does not show very well in pic.
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It looks more like a Yellow-bellied Slider than a RES to me. It could also be an older Chicken Turtle, although I cannot really see if it has any trace of the reticulated pattern they usually possess on the carapace.
 
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