Trachemys scripta elegans
Newly hatched young are between 20 and 35mm (3/4 to 1 3/8 inches) in shell length. Hatching usually occurs in late summer or early autumn, but some turtles are known to overwinter in the egg and hatch the following spring.
Found several of these little turtles swimming in the thick aquatic vegetation at the edge of a very large pond. In general, Red-eared Sliders thrive in most freshwater habitats like rivers and lakes, plus man-made waters like reservoirs, canals and ponds.