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Western Chicken Turtle (Deirochelys reticularia miaria)

Created: September 29th, 2010 - 02:47 PM
Last Modified: January 24th, 2014 - 10:45 PM
Entered by: Chris Harrison
Record 54817
Country:
United States
State:
Texas
County:
Galveston County
Time:
1989-04-00 00:00:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Female
Method:
Visual encounter
Habitat:
coastal marsh pond
Body Temperature:
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Air Temperature:
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Ground Temperature:
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Humidity:
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Sky Conditions:
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Moon Phase:
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Elevation:
5.00ft
Barometric Pressure:
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Notes

I had taken this photograph in 1989 simply as a photo of Turtles basking. It wasn't until several years later that I noticed the front turtle was a female Deirochelys - still the only one I have seen in Texas some 20+ years later!

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