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Yellow-bellied Slider

Description:

Living in the pond in front of the Palacio de Cristal, Parque del Retiro in Madrid, Spain.

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Yellow-bellied Slider
Trachemys scripta scripta Yellow-bellied slider


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3 Comments

MartinUrban
MartinUrban 8 years ago

Not silly at all !! And yes that's right - it was in the Late eightys when there was a Run in the yellow bellied sliders as pets many of them where released, then in the ninetys the red eared sliders became even more popular - native to USA they rapidly became a threat for the native European tortoises as concurents !

darrenbell2012
darrenbell2012 8 years ago

Now this is probably a silly question but are they invasive or native to Spain? I kinda imagined some had been released as pets, but saw so many around Madrid that I began to question myself.

MartinUrban
MartinUrban 8 years ago

These are yellow bellied sliders except the very left One on Top of the other that's a Red eared slider ...

darrenbell2012
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darrenbell2012

Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Spotted on Feb 27, 2012
Submitted on Aug 26, 2012

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