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My RES turtle has spots, No name, and we have had her since
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One of my red ear sliders have 2 black spots on its back.
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My turtle (water turtle) has a part of his shell above his
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My baby turtle has recently developed a spot in the middle
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My Mississippi Map turtle just developed some black and grey
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