a girl about 10 to12 years old past me on a bridge in our park with this turtle in a bowl. She said she had found it in a 7-11 parking lot... have never seen anything but Common Snappers in this creek so don't know what the true story is here
Pima County, Arizona, US
swampy area on the edge of open water, mid morning
Cute. Very cute.
Turtles are reptiles of the order Chelonii or Testudines characterised by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs and acting as a shield.Turtle may refer to the chelonian order as a whole (American English) or to fresh-water and sea-dwelling chelonians (British English).