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.