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Saturday, October 6, 2018

Tuck and cover

A western pond turtle tucks its head in for safety after being discovered along the Umpqua River near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Western pond turtles are currently listed as endangered in Washington State. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife considers it a sensitive species. The turtles can live to be as old as 70 years old, and don’t reproduce until they are older than ten years.

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