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Red-eared Slider

Trachemys scripta elegans


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.


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


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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