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Red-eared slider Turtle

Trachemys scripta elegans

Habitat:

Pond

Notes:

This guy was seen sunning in the pond at the Brooksdale Environmental Centre (A Rocha Canada)

1 Species ID Suggestions

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago
Red-eared Slider
Trachemys scripta elegans Reptiles of BC : Turtles


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5 Comments

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

Yea, especially when sliders are so good at being invasive. Seems they can thrive just about anywhere!

Creation Keeper
Creation Keeper 6 years ago

We had been talking to the Conservation Scientist on site about Painted Turtles so I had just assumed. Always a bad idea.

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

It would be much better if it was a painted turtles since sliders are invasive in your area, but oh well. I still haven't seen a painted turtle, they are beautiful though!

Creation Keeper
Creation Keeper 6 years ago

Ack.Sorry about that. Bad form. Thanks for pointing this out Ashley! Great web link as well.

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

Painted turtles have a much more flat profile than the domed shape of this turtle. Also, if you zoom in, you can see the red "ear" diagnostic for this species.

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British Columbia, Canada

Spotted on Jan 25, 2014
Submitted on Jan 28, 2015

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