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Old 09-22-2012, 04:18 PM
 
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Why is there such a prominent marking on the back of this turtle? It doesn't look natural.
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Old 09-22-2012, 04:25 PM
 
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Looks like a red eared slider that's normal. Any more pics?
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Old 09-22-2012, 04:27 PM
 
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Yes, I have a couple more from the park but I keep screwing up and not uploading them right...I'll keep trying.

Why is that small part so distinct when the rest of the turtle is mossy?
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Old 09-22-2012, 04:41 PM
 
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two more turtles...rest of pics are too big, I'm working on making them smaller. Ugh, what a hassle. These turtles don't have that mark.
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:03 PM
 
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Why is that small part so distinct when the rest of the turtle is mossy?
It rubbed up against something that scraped the moss off in that spot.
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:15 PM
 
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The edges look so even though, to have been rubbed off. Maybe it's a part that isn't submerged as often as the rest of his shell.
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:24 PM
 
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A few more. I hope someone can tell me what that white flower is. I see it on rare occasion in fields. It has a bluish leaf.

Also, took a picture of how that building is built right on top of the rock.

And the rest of the pictures are still "too large", or it's an "invalid file", whatever that means, so that's it for now.

San Gabriel River National Recreation Trails, Georgetown, Texas

It's a nice trail and what I liked about it was, (from the parts we were on anyway), it was wheelchair and stroller accessible. They also allow bikes and dogs. I don't know what the rules are here but where we're from we always thought we were to stay to the right of the trail. Same here? Just had to be a bit careful of people on bikes.
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:26 PM
 
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The edges look so even though, to have been rubbed off. Maybe it's a part that isn't submerged as often as the rest of his shell.

The kiddo's said, "I think it's a micro-chip".
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:49 PM
 
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Maybe he got a tattoo? It is Austin, after all.
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:10 PM
 
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I am guessing the same it just rubbed against something. That or someone caught it and cleaned one part of the shell.
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