Stumped: ID this turtle

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DaveC426913
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At least three things set this apart from any pics I've seen of local turtles:

The stripe pattern on the head:
http://www.davesbrain.ca/miscpix/winston/IMG_7291.JPG

The complete lack of stripes on the legs:
http://www.davesbrain.ca/miscpix/winston/IMG_7290.JPG

The all-black plastron:
http://www.davesbrain.ca/miscpix/winston/IMG_7289.JPG
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Hi, that turtle is a Reeve’s Turtle, aka Chinese Pond Turtle, and it appears to be a female.
Reeve’s Turtle is native to East Asia region(China, Korea, Japan etc.) and is semi aquatic species.
They can emit bad smell as defensive behavior just like Musk Turtles do.
I used have one as a kid.
This species always has been a popular pet turtle species in Asia but I heard it is gaining popularity in the US and around the world recently.

Where did you find her? Maybe someone’s pet turtle escaped or some irresponsible owner released?
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TurtlesBunniesPlants wrote:
> Hi, that turtle is a Reeve’s Turtle, aka Chinese Pond Turtle, and it
> appears to be a female.
> Reeve’s Turtle is native to East Asia region(China, Korea, Japan etc.) and
> is semi aquatic species.
> They can emit bad smell as defensive behavior just like Musk Turtles do.
> I used have one as a kid.
> This species always has been a popular pet turtle species in Asia but I
> heard it is gaining popularity in the US and around the world recently.
>
> Where did you find her? Maybe someone’s pet turtle escaped or some
> irresponsible owner released?

Thank you! Perfect match!!

I am fostering this girl. Original owner is gone. No idea where it first came from.
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