Red-Eared Slider Crossing - north of Lake Chickasha, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog
N 35° 13.088 W 098° 06.650
14S E 580923 N 3897595
Quick Description: A mature red-eared slider crossing a country road, north of Lake Chickasha, Oklahoma.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 5/5/2019 6:57:28 AM
Waymark Code: WM10GK4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
Views: 2

Long Description:
Why would a turtle cross the road on May the Fourth? To escape some phantom menace, or perhaps seek a new hope on the other side? Several of us were working through a Star Wars geo-art when we encountered this large - and rather scruffy looking - traveler. Slimy? Mudhole? My home this is! The red-eared slider and common box turtle are the two most frequently encountered land turtles in Oklahoma, and from the shell shape and pattern we decided that this was a slider. We saw him safely move along his way and went about our business.
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Months most seen crossing: Not listed

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