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Red Eared Slider

Trachemys scripta elegans


Red eared slider turtle


Sugar Hollow Park, wetlands area. Swamp with small stream and woodlands.


Found this one in the local park. Have only seen this one at present time. According to the USGS.GOV web sight this species is not native to this part of Southwest Virginia. They are mainly seen in the eastern part of the state. It may be a pet that was released into the wild. Will keep an eye out for others to determine if there is a breeding population in this area. Approx. 6" long shell.

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BudShinall 6 years ago

Thanks for the post.

MayraSpringmann 6 years ago


alicelongmartin 6 years ago

Now I understand it's name! Good spotting!

Bristol, Virginia, USA

Lat: 36.60, Long: -82.19

Spotted on Apr 14, 2012
Submitted on Apr 19, 2012

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