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Red-Eared Slider

Trachemys scripta


A medium sized pond in Beacon Hill Park.


Initially assumed they were fake decorations, until they started moving. Given the open nature of the pond, I assume that they live there naturally and are not considered 'captive.'

1 Species ID Suggestions

drP 8 years ago
Red-eared slider
Trachemys scripta Reptiles of BC : Red-eared Slider

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drP 8 years ago

These are red-eared sliders, an introduced species. They are commonly sold as pets and then get released. The only native turtle that comes close in appearance is the western painted turtle. The features that identify it as the slider are the red spot behind the eye (see turtle #2 in picture 2) and the yellow plastron (bottom shell).

Telse 8 years ago

Gotta love that!

Shawn Wilkes
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Shawn Wilkes

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Spotted on May 17, 2012
Submitted on Feb 23, 2013

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