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    Turtle from Rt. 231, Calvert County

    does anyone know what kind of turtle this is? I retrieved it from heavy traffic on route 231 close to Barstow. It is huge. Close to 11 inches long. Also, do you know of a safe preserve or sanctuary where I can place it so it'll stay safe and live a long and happy life?

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    It's hard to tell with it's head sucked in, but I believe it is a Red Earred Slider. If it has patches of red on each side of it's head where the ears would be, it's definitely a RES.
    You have become responsible forever, for what you have tamed. "Antoine de Saint Exupery"

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    that's kinda what I think it is too just from looking at photos on the Internet. got any ideas where I can release it, where it'll be safe? :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvscats View Post
    does anyone know what kind of turtle this is? I retrieved it from heavy traffic on route 231 close to Barstow. It is huge. Close to 11 inches long. Also, do you know of a safe preserve or sanctuary where I can place it so it'll stay safe and live a long and happy life?

    Thank you.
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    You should place it nearby where it was found.....

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    yeah, I know. I should take it back close to where I found it but the traffic in that area is so heavy. Aren't there any other options?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hank View Post
    You should place it nearby where it was found.....
    What he said.

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    no other options??

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvscats View Post
    yeah, I know. I should take it back close to where I found it but the traffic in that area is so heavy. Aren't there any other options?
    You need to place it in the direction it was heading... Maybe 100 yards or so from the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hank View Post
    You need to place it in the direction it was heading... Maybe 100 yards or so from the road.
    What he said.

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    no other options?

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