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blejnbaby
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I have just walked out into my front yard and on my side walk was a turtle. I was a little suprised since the weather has turned extremly cold. He is also funny looking. He has a black shell with a red stripe going down the middle of it. The rest of him is similar to a RES with the exception that his skin is a little darker. What could he be?
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do you have a digital camera? if so, capture every turtle you have a question about then release him when you get his picture
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He is a Red Eared Slider.Sometimes the color can be darker or lighter and the stripe is sometimes "offcenter".However,like the reply before,you should take a pic and put it here so we can check it out 4 sure.
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Sounds to me like he/she may be a type of painted turtle but it could also just be a darker colored RES:)
Good luck
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I have seen many Res turtles with a stripe down their back that was off center just as spraggsbraydon has although as lilypad said i have never seen a red stripe:) There are also many types of painted turtles that fit this description. So below i have listed different types of painted turtles and provided links which show a picture of that particular species so that way you could match the descriptions to your turtle and figure out what he/she is.

Eastern painted:

http://turtle_tails.tripod.com/waterturtle/eptj4_05.jpg

Midland painted:

http://turtle_tails.tripod.com/waterturtle/mptf2_03.jpg

Western painted:

http://turtle_tails.tripod.com/waterturtle/wptf1_08.jpg

Southern painted:

http://www.austinsturtlepage.com/TurtleHTM/smiley-g.htm

Let us know if you figure out what he/she is:)
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Have you had any luck figuring out what you little friend is? Ya have us all wondering now lol :)
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