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 Post subject: Large aggregation of painted turtles
PostPosted: April 14th, 2017, 8:54 pm 
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I was out hiking around Montezuma NWR last week and saw well over 100 painted turtles out basking within a relatively small area. What's the most turtles others have seen in one spot?


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 Post subject: Re: Large aggregation of painted turtles
PostPosted: April 26th, 2017, 12:29 am 

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I used to do a reptile census there for the USFWS. The painted turtles are everywhere. Hit it up next month or so and you'll see snapping turtles all over, too. The biggest one I've ever seen in my life was at MNWR.


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 Post subject: Re: Large aggregation of painted turtles
PostPosted: May 14th, 2017, 6:03 am 
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Very nice!

In any one pond, most I have seen is about 50, mix of paints and blanding's turtles. But several hundred in a day across multiple wetlands.


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 Post subject: Re: Large aggregation of painted turtles
PostPosted: May 18th, 2017, 3:13 pm 
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Used to be a great place for waterfowl hunting back in the day.


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