A New Discovery – A Western Pond Turtle in Nance Pond

Today I was taking pictures of the bullfrogs sunning at Nance Pond. Then I noticed something at the far end of the pond, a Western Pond turtle. I had not seen one here before.

These turtles are California’s only native freshwater turtle species. They are now endangered, with an estimated 25% of the population left. They can live to be 50 years old. I am grateful we have at least one here.

Please enjoy these seven recent pictures – two of Nance Pond, and the remaining five of the turtle:

Published by Jim Flanegin

it shows up in the pictures...I am a US citizen (born in California), though spent my childhood through high school living primarily in SE Asia, giving me a deep view of both East and West.

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