What kind of turtle do I have?

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RoxA
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I know it’s not a yellow belly slider because the neck doesn’t have stripes
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TurtlesBunniesPlants
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Hi
It looks like a juvenile Western Pond Turtle.
Where did you find it? If it was found in its native range(US west coast), it is most likely that this species is protected under local laws as they are threatened through out its range.
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TurtlesBunniesPlants wrote:
> Hi
> It looks like a juvenile Western Pond Turtle.
> Where did you find it? If it was found in its native range(US west coast),
> it is most likely that this species is protected under local laws as they
> are threatened through out its range.
I found it in my front yard, I live in California so that makes sense. Do you have an idea who specifically I need to call to get him to safety?
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I would think local DNR or fish and game/wildlife services (or whatever they are called in your specific area) can take wild animals back to safety.

Vets or animal rescue might accept wild animals but not necessarily they know where to release so it might be hit or miss.

If you are interested in contacting turtle specialist, there is good chance your local zoo might know someone.
Also contacting organizations such as Turtle Survival Alliance(turtlesurvival.org) and Turtle Conservancy(www.turtleconservancy.org) is a good way to start too, especially for turtle people like you and me :D
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