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Red-Eared Slider

Trachemys scripta elegans


This particular specimen is covered in mud, but judging by the red ears and the fact that red-eared sliders are pretty common here, I'm pretty sure I'm identifying it correctly.


Ponds, lakes, rivers, etc.


Found at Summer Cloud Park. Might be old, sick, or extremely used to humans, because its reaction time was pretty dull. Took a while to register my presence and didn't stay inside the shell for too long once it did. Preferred continuing to sun itself over escaping into the water.

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Texas, USA

Spotted on Oct 14, 2012
Submitted on Oct 14, 2012

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