THE WESTERN POND TURTLE
Found near the  HIDDEN CREEK DRAINAGE - NOV 2011
SAN JOSE, CA
Found near the HELLYER CREEK DRAINAGE - OCT 2011
SAN JOSE, CA
The following images are those of Western Pond Turtles that have been surrendered to the Tortoise
Home with the approval of the California Department of Fish & Game.  It is illegal for any person or
group that isn't authorized to rehab or facilitate the WPT as it is protected as a "Species of Special
Concern".
Surrendered to the Silicon Valley Turtle and Tortoise Club
Location Unknown - Kept as Pet -  JUNE 2010
HOLLISTER, CA
The condition of this turtle was very bad.  We suspect that it was kept as a pet and not kept in a
pond situation. The turtle was very dehydrated.   He was taken to the Monterey Bay Aquarium to
live a happier life.  
Surrendered by the Silicon Valley Turtle and Tortoise Club
Location unknown - Kept as Pet - April 2011
Sunnyvale, CA  
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Surrendered by the Silicon Valley Turtle and Tortoise Club
Location unknown - Kept as Pet - July 2010
Male & Female WPT Turtles