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Old 03-22-2011, 06:45 PM   #1
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Walked out to my pool today and found this guy swimming around. He has a really round shell and was about the size of a half dollar.
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:12 PM   #2
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It's just a lil painted turtle.....Lil' guy needed some water to swim in....He probably came from some of the drainage ditches round your house.
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Old 03-23-2011, 01:53 PM   #3
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Red Ear slider isn't it? Had one as a pet when I was a kid.
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Typical painted or red ear slider turtle. Many of these Eglin ponds have them swimming all over the place, sometimes going after bluegill bait.
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Cute little guy. He needs a pond.
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Old 03-23-2011, 11:42 PM   #6
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We found a very large red ear slider in our pool last year. My wife did some research and found that these turtles are not native to Florida. They were originally imported from England for use as pets. They do quite well in our climate though.
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:56 PM   #7
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Looks like a cooter. Tastes like alligator.
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Old 03-24-2011, 03:03 PM   #8
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From now through the next couple weeks is the prime hatching time for turtles. Mom dug a nest and filled it with eggs and then covered em up. She will chose a sunny spot so the sun can warm the nest until time to hatch. Your little friend just happened to wonder into your pond on his way to the creek or pond that his mom came from.
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:33 PM   #9
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Like Foulhook said I'd get them all the time in the Koi pond in the back yard, they would stay a few days to a few weeks it all just depended on them. The ones that stayed longer than a few days would come out and eat with the Koi like they belonged there.
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