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Post Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:41 pm   Releasing a Rescue

I had the opportunity to release a really old male RES into a local pond, in fact my college's pond. I had permission of the guy who runs the pond. Don't go releasing turtles into random ponds please.

Anyway, onward to the photos:

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Here's the big guy.

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Another Melanistic Male

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These guys are hanging out near where you can buy food for $.25

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1 F RES 9" (Kingler)
1 F Belize Slider 7" (Agamemnon)
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:24 pm   Re: Releasing a Rescue

Very nice.
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Dexter (RES)
Shelby (RES - gone and I feel really really bad).
Miracle (Box Turtle - Given to me after Shelby left us).
Orion (Mississippi Map Turtle).
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:44 pm   Re: Releasing a Rescue

Cool. Love the group shots.
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:16 pm   Re: Releasing a Rescue

Just for fun, in the 3rd from last pic, who can spot the Cumberland slider, and what looks to be a trachemys emolli x res hybrid
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:19 pm   Re: Releasing a Rescue

The one on the left? He is kinda tilted over?
Turtles:
Dexter (RES)
Shelby (RES - gone and I feel really really bad).
Miracle (Box Turtle - Given to me after Shelby left us).
Orion (Mississippi Map Turtle).
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:11 am   Re: Releasing a Rescue

He looked fine. There were def. some in the pond that were tilted though.
1 F RES 9" (Kingler)
1 F Belize Slider 7" (Agamemnon)
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:35 am   Re: Releasing a Rescue

Wow, that's a lot of healthy looking RES. Is this the same pond you posted about a year or so ago?
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:31 pm   Re: Releasing a Rescue

Yep.

Ok, so on another fourm, we're having an issue of what exactly this guy is. I assumed he was a male RES, because of the very faint red ear you can see in the first photo.

But here's the problem. His front claws are short, but he has a fat tail. And he has no stripe through his eye.

And you can see in the second photo how much different his whole head looks from the other slider.
1 F RES 9" (Kingler)
1 F Belize Slider 7" (Agamemnon)
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:32 pm   Re: Releasing a Rescue

its a RES, you can still see some of the pattern on the carapace, and the faint (very faint) red on the head.
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Post Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:15 am   Re: Releasing a Rescue

Thats ALOT of turtles haha!
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