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Strange Baby Sea Turtle Found off The Gulf Coast

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posted on May, 27 2010 @ 11:29 AM
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My buddy who lives down there said they've been finding a lot of these



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posted on May, 27 2010 @ 11:48 AM
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That's cool and everything, but that just isn't a sea turtle. Sea turtles have flippers, not claws.

2 headed, mutated animals aren't that crazy rare. I saw an episode of Ripley's believe it or not where this guy owned all kinds of different mutated, 2-headed species...snakes, turtles, etc.



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 11:55 AM
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If that isn't a turtle, then what is it? A Tortoise? I haven't seen a tortoise with claws as such, so is this some new kind of species, or just 1 freak genetic mutation?



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:13 PM
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could be a terrapin thay live in water en.wikipedia.org... and the orange bit on it head/heads makes it look like one i had



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:15 PM
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Originally posted by Aceofclubs
could be a terrapin thay live in water en.wikipedia.org... and the orange bit on it head/heads makes it look like one i had


I think we have a winner!

Good find Ace
S for you



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:15 PM
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He did not say it wasn't a turtle. He said it wasn't a SEA turtle.

 

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posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:18 PM
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That is a red-eared slider, most common turtle in Louisiana and probably Florida, Alabama, and Miss. I have been playing with those things since I could walk. Harmless.
red eared slider


ETA: Are you implying that this abnormality is attributed to the BP spill?

These turtles are Fresh-water. This DID NOT come from the Gulf.


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posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:19 PM
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I do not think so. The facial pattens are totally different.

 

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posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:21 PM
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I had few red-eared florida turtles when I was younger.
I loved them so much, they were amazing to watch and interact with!

Terrapin (or Diamondback terrapin)


Red-Eared slider


They are not the same species.

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posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:21 PM
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I had pet terrapins too and that's what they are.

I think your buddy was pulling your leg. This terrapin or 'red eared slider' is native to america but lives in fresh water and are semi aquatic, so it can't have been found in the sea.

I'm not sure if the freaky terrapin twins are a result of photoshop though.



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:24 PM
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Great job!! I have linked the Pdf identification poster.

 

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posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:27 PM
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I had a couple of Tortoises in South Africa when very young, not sure exactly what species. Boy, could those suckers move! Hence my Avatar Name


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posted on May, 27 2010 @ 12:35 PM
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It seems kind of strange that you posted this particular turtle picture on the internet Better Mouse Trap, making us think that you really have a friend that has or had such a turtle when in fact that picture came from off of the internet.

www.google.com... CB8QsAQwAA



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 01:03 PM
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lol busted anyway no dought its real just like the frogs taht have extra body parts. all the junk going into the water freash and salt creats these kinds of things



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 01:14 PM
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it looks like a species of the map turtle



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 01:19 PM
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It most definitely is a red-eared slider.

I have two of them in an aquarium at home.

They do live in fresh water.

The photo in the OP looks like the result of an egg that had a yolk that divided, but not completely.

I do not believe , if the photo is real, the turtle(s) would survive.

I don't know how it would defecate!


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posted on May, 27 2010 @ 01:21 PM
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It's definitly not a "sea turtle." That is a red-earred slider, and they have been finding two-headed slidders for a long time. Still, this one looks weird!



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 01:24 PM
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Originally posted by groingrinder
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I do not think so. The facial pattens are totally different.

 

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i had two of these type and as you will see the face paterns are very similar www.berkshirereptiles.co.uk... i never said thay were dimondbacks. i put the wiki link to show thay had claws. pet shops here in the uk sell them as terrapins so who am i to argue with the petshops

that photo looks real to me. reptiles get two heads alot more than other animals

edit to add red faced/ear terrapins may be known as red faced/ear slider in the US www.squidoo.com... have a look here. looks the same to me

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posted on May, 27 2010 @ 01:27 PM
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Dude, you laugh but that sort of kills the validity of this photo - reptiles are more prone to mutation because of their DNA - amphibs in particulr - so I don't doubt that mutated red-ears have been found...but their defacator- grin- is located under the tail...no tail, no voiding...no voiding, no organism.


Good shot.

Take that, photo-shop-philes.


CDS

ETA: here's a more likely configuration. Remember Squirt from "Finding Nemo"?




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posted on May, 27 2010 @ 02:01 PM
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Your attached photo is the most-seen of the Siamese twin types in reptiles, and that is actually a sea turtle to boot.

Guess we will have to look for someone to post that photo on a new thread,

" Mutated sea turtle found on shores of gulf, natives seeing a lot of these".



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