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Joan, do you still remember me? I have consulted you on the
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I found Fred in summer 2011 in middle of busy street in town.
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We are getting a 1 inch baby Mississippi Map Turtle, and I
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I have tanks of Mississippi Map turtles and Red Eared Sliders
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Over the past couple of months he has had difficulty eating.
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what kind of turtle did we find he is the size of a quarter.
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Hi Anna, My 2 little turtle visitors will be going home soon
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