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red-eared slider

Trachemys scripta elegans


A juvenile red-eared slider found in the aftermath of flooding caused by the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill. One of the most common semi-aquatic turtles in Missouri.


Found on a paved, public fishing access walkway jutting into Lake Springfield (a dammed section of the James River). The James River near Springfield, Missouri, had risen to a new record level of 22.2 feet on the previous day. The last photo is a habitat shot.


"Trachemys scripta, usually T. s. elegans, is probably the most widely illustrated turtle in the world..." The turtle was moved off the path to the edge of the lake.

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Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago


GeckoDragon 7 years ago

Fantastic !

Scott Frazier
Spotted by
Scott Frazier

Springfield, Missouri, USA

Spotted on Jun 20, 2015
Submitted on Jun 20, 2015

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