at the cincy nature center (main branch)
hit by car (DOA)
This turtle was enjoying a sunny day in Coyote Creek.
Observation sent in from Marco Dickson. "Koko Crater, Maunalua Bay on Sept 5, 2012." Thanks Marco!!!
This turtle met her demise in April. Exact cause of death was drowning, but she had two fishhooks in her throat - one had caused extensive necrosis. However, her body condition was great and she had plenty of food in her belly. She was known as "Squiggles." It is OK to help hooked turtles, please call the NOAA turtle stranding hotline (808-983-5730), or tell a lifeguard or harbormaster. Here is a link for more info on fishing around turtles: http://www.fpir.noaa.gov/PRD/prd_fishing_around_sea_turtles.html
Western Pond Turtles basking in the middle of Turtle Pond.