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Trachemys scripta elegans
Thank you both
I agree with the comment by bandhturtlesite. It looks to me like a Red-eared slider. In many habitats all over the world, they are an introduced species and have successfully established large breeding populations.
This turtle is a slider the question is what type. It could be a Trachemys venusta, the Meso-American Slider, which would be native to the area or it could be a Trachemys scripta elegans, the red eared slider, which is native to the Midwest of the United States. It looks like a red eared slider because the postorbital mark is red but some T. venustas do have red or orange postorbital marks.
Lat: 10.38, Long: -84.07
Spotted on Apr 22, 2012 Submitted on Apr 22, 2012