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This is really beginning to bug me, for some reason
Saw yet another turtle (if not the same one again) at that muddy bank of the river. I'm thinking by now that it/they aren't snappers, the shell is much too domed, but I haven't been able to find a domed-shell turtle on any of the local-fauna references that's bigger than a saucer, and these are definitely the diameter of dinner plates... Anybody? {sigh} I knew I should have schlepped over to the nature museum while it was still warm enough not to have to take the bus from the L...


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aldersprig From: aldersprig Date: October 25th, 2011 12:51 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Eeee, turtle! (no help other than that, sorry, I don't think my rough knowledge of local fauna will help.)
ashnistrike From: ashnistrike Date: October 26th, 2011 04:01 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Bear in mind that the Chicago River stays relatively warm due to industrial discharges, and that people often dump pet turtles when they get big. This may not be a local at all (think of the parrots in almeda's neighborhood). If you can get a pic, almeda or I can almost certainly ID it.

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