Black underbelly

I found a turtle in my front yard and the bottom of its belly was black...does that mean anything?

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Jun 18, 2023
by: Anonymous

Some species naturally have a dark 'belly'. There are plenty of site that can help you find out what type of turtle/tortoise you may have found.

Be aware that removing many turtle/tortoise from the wild is illegal. This is because certain species are on the endangered species listing. If the turtle/tortoise is injured, get the turtle/tortoise to a rescue to perhaps rehabilitate and release. This gets a little tricky without your help because they normally live in a very set area so just releasing the turtle/tortoise will leave the turtle/tortoise with no knowledge of its surroundings.

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