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KEEPING TABS ON TURTLES

(Be as detailed as you can so biologists will know exactly where to look. If address is known, please provide that, or closest street/intersection, or landmark, etc. Feel free to include GPS coordinates.)


:: Where did you spot the turtle(s)?
(Be as detailed as you can so biologists will know exactly where to look. If address is known, please provide that, or closest street/intersection, or landmark, etc. Feel free to include GPS coordinates.)

:: When did you see it?
(Month, day, year and time of day)

:: How many did you see at this location?

:: Do you know what type of turtle it was?
If you aren't sure or couldn't tell, that's OK. See pictures of native Oregon turtle species.
Western Painted Turtle
Western Pond Turtle
Red-eared Slider
Snapping Turtle
Don't know

:: Can you give a description of the turtle?
(Any markings, size, compare to common objects like a dinner plate, color and patterns, etc.)

:: What kind of habitat was the turtle in?
Lake
Pond
River
Marsh
Bog
Fen
Road
Shoreline
Forest
Other (Fill in Comment box)

:: What was the turtle doing?
(For example, was it crossing a road, was it in a field nesting, was it seen in a pond basking on a log, etc.)
Basking (Sunning itself)
Swimming
Walking
Nesting
Crossing road
Dead on road
Other (Fill in Comment box)

:: Photos are helpful
It isn't necessary, but you can attach any photos you happen to have of either the turtle or the place where you saw it. Photos could help confirm the species, sex and the condition of the turtle, and the condition of its habitat.
Note: This form accepts image files only.

Attach Photo #1:

Attach Photo #2:
Attach Photo #3:
Attach Photo #4:

:: If you submitted photos, may we have permission to use them for our website or outreach purposes, with proper credit given to the photographer?

Yes
No
Name of Photographer

:: If you or the owner of the property (if it is on private property) are willing to talk to a biologist, please give us contact information.

Name:  
Phone:  
E-mail:  

  


 
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