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A Survey of the Herpetofauna of the Comanche National Grasslands in Southeastern Colorado

Appendix 7:

Photographs of selected habitat and species of amphibians and
reptiles observered during the 1995-1997 field seasons


JPG -- Snapping turtle
The snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) is most common along major drainages and canals and is infrequent in the Comanche Grasslands. One individual was recorded from Carrizo Creek in Las Animas County.
JPG -- Western box turtle
The western box turtle (Terrapene ornata) was commonly encountered on all parts of the Comanche Grasslands with shortgrass prairie habitat. Some populations of these turtles suffer very high mortality from car traffic due to their habit of basking on roads.

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