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What type of turtle is this?

Discussion in 'Water turtles' started by alexiaspurgeon, Sep 11, 2016.

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  1. alexiaspurgeon

    alexiaspurgeon New Member

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    I saw this picture on Instagram and this turtle is gorgeous! Was wondering what kind of turtle it was.
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    Anthony P Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    More specifically, looks like an adult female Malaclemys terrapin macrospilota, or Ornate Diamondback Terrapin.

    Where was this animal found?
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    One of the people I follow on Instagram is an exotic veterinarian. She posts all kinds of animals.
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    Oh cool. Good to hear it is more than likely a captive animal, and not something collected and kept. Nice big head on this girl.
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