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Red-eared Slider

Trachemys scripta elegans

Description:

The Red-eared Slider has a red stripe behind the eyes (or on the ear as its name implies) the turtle is leafy green, gets slightly darker as the turtle gets older, until it is a very dark green, and then turns a shade between brown and olive green. This one has yellow stripes on the legs, on the face and neck below the eyes.

Habitat:

They stay close to water and eat aquatic plants. They bathe in the sun on top of logs and rocks.

Notes:

I spotted this one peaking its head above water and floating down a stream.

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robert emond
Spotted by
robert emond

Valdosta, Georgia, USA

Lat: 30.85, Long: -83.29

Spotted on Jun 12, 2018
Submitted on Jun 12, 2018

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