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missyderrick
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i rescued a turtle from a busy hi-way yesterday, but dont know what kind he is. i live in west central texas..he is olive green , brown, has 2 whisker type things on his chin , and has a hard(feels like a fingernail) type hook on the tip of his tail. im not sure where to release him, not being sure what kind he is. any help will be appreciated. if you want to see pics, just email me at [email protected]
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with the little horns on its chin...if I had to guess...

if it has a hinged plastron (bottom plate) and can close up, it\'s a mud turtle--likes muddy, soft bottomed, slow moving streams. If not it might be a musk--same habitat.

mud turtle pics-- http://www.chelonia.org/kinosternongallery.htm

musk--
http://www.chelonia.org/claudius_and_st ... allery.htm

If it\'s agressive and bites at you, has a long tail, its probably a snapper.
http://www.chelonia.org/chelydrasandmac ... allery.htm

turtles are hard to ident sometimes even with the specimen in front of you...but let us know what you think he may be
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It sound like a common musk turtle here is a site with a description of one. = http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/a ... ative.html


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i rescued a turtle from a busy hi-way yesterday, but dont know what kind he is. i live in west central texas..he is olive green , brown, has 2 whisker type things on his chin , and has a hard(feels like a fingernail) type hook on the tip of his tail. im not sure where to release him, not being sure what kind he is. any help will be appreciated. if you want to see pics, just email me at [email protected]
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