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Posted by croc 2-3 on April 25, 2003 at 11:58:55:
In Reply to: Identification question posted by checker on April 23, 2003 at 20:38:58:
There are red eared sliders, muds, painteds & other unwanted pets that were released. maybe there are a few natives but probaly not due to the express way 20th st. etc. I was just there sat. trying to find some to look at all I found were rats, ducks I did glimpse some from the distance but I'll be there in the summer email me .
:In South Philadelphia, where I work. There is a group of lakes in a picnic park. There is always a lot of turtles basking at the end of one of the lakes, where all kinds of debris piles up. There is one turtle I can't identify.
:The shell is black and smooth just like a painted, but thicker and more boxy like a mud turtle, there is a very prominent red ear slash just like an RES, but has the yellow pinstriping on the neck like a painted. Many times I'll see many varities basking. RES, Eastern painteds, Muds, I even saw a Diamondback Terrapin once(obviously very blind but apparently quite healthy), and the turtle I just described. And there is not just one of them. There's a couple of them of different sizes.