Chicken Turtle (Deirochelys reticularia) - HM 293730
Observer:
Lane, Vanessa
Observed:
2020-01-13 16:30:00
Last Modified:
2020-01-19 13:30:11
Country:
United States of America
State:
Georgia
County:
Tift
Age:
Adult
Deceased:
no
Notes:
Landowner reported this as a "gopher tortoise" laying eggs in their yard, game warden responded to call and contacted me. This is the first chicken turtle record I'm aware of in Tift County. Landowner probably would not cooperate with potential researchers though, as they wanted the turtle and the clutch removed from yard. The game warden left both in situ, who knows what the landowner did afterwards. Chicken turtles are not protected in Georgia.
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