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Trachemys scripta elegans
This guy was seen sunning in the pond at the Brooksdale Environmental Centre (A Rocha Canada)
Yea, especially when sliders are so good at being invasive. Seems they can thrive just about anywhere!
We had been talking to the Conservation Scientist on site about Painted Turtles so I had just assumed. Always a bad idea.
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!
Ack.Sorry about that. Bad form. Thanks for pointing this out Ashley! Great web link as well.
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.
Spotted on Jan 25, 2014 Submitted on Jan 28, 2015
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