New Addition [Not a Dragon]

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New Addition [Not a Dragon]

Postby Gormagon » Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:27 pm

Our latest addition is a spiny softshell turtle (no name yet). It's about 3 months old.
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Long story short, some lady thought they were cute and, took them from a lake (them meaning ....there WERE 3 at one time), then she moved and couldn't keep them. She gave them to her son which in turn knew nothing about them , leading to the death of the other two. I was going to take them all but when they cleaned the nasty tank they were in they found the other 2 dead. VERY sad!!!!
My intent is to feed a care for this one until I can release it in the spring, problem is everything I have read on these turtles says they need to be placed back in the area they came from. So it is possible I might have to keep it for a good while.
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Re: New Addition [Not a Dragon]

Postby Claudiusx » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:49 am

Aww, too bad it lost it's siblings but good thing it is in good hands now!

It looks white in the second picture?

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Re: New Addition [Not a Dragon]

Postby DorgEndo » Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:43 am

I wonder if there is a wildlife rescue in your area. They might be able to have information on how to acclimate the turtle for a release back to the wild. Also you should check if it is legal for you to return an animal to the wild to keep your back covered.

He is a sweet cute little turtle. So glad you took him to keep him going
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