Other Turtle Discussion :: Turtle in need of ID

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:56 pm   Turtle in need of ID

Hello everybody, I came to this forum cause I need help identifying this turtle that I found in the park, it seems like someone abandoned this lil guy/girl (I don't know) in a park with no ponds, no lakes no water at all the poor turtle was left to die...I thought it was a red ear slider but after searching around I'm not sure since the pattern is not similar to those and doesn't have red markings but yellow....I need to know because I can't keep it and realeasing RES into the wild is illegal in ny and I am located in NYC, Id appreciate any info you can provide, thanks a lovely day... ill leave a link w pictures below

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:09 pm   Re: Turtle in need of ID

Looks like a yellow bellied slider, though could also be hybrid.
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Post Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:25 pm   Re: Turtle in need of ID

Hey Steve thanks for the reply...do you have any idea if these Are illegal to release as well?
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Post Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:33 pm   Re: Turtle in need of ID

Yes... where did you find it? There is turtle rescues of long island that you can try to reach... I think she's going to stop taking pet turtles at the end of the month.
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Post Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:03 pm   Re: Turtle in need of ID

in a park in the bronx, I was walking my dog when I saw it, I started looking for park ranger but didn't see any, and I didn't want to leave it there (theres no ponds or lakes at this park), the shell was really dry
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Post Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:27 pm   Re: Turtle in need of ID

they have a 50 dollars fee and thats only if they take the turtle...I guess Ill have to find a home for the turtle..and fast
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Post Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:32 pm   Re: Turtle in need of ID

Didn't know about the fee... good luck with the re-homing effort!
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