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Pond slider

Trachemys scripta

Description:

These are american in origin but introduced in Europe as pets (Wikipedia NL:...De geelwangschildpad komt ook voor in het noorden van Mexico, maar in België zijn ze ook in putten en rivieren te vinden.)

Habitat:

Zoete Waters Lake.

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7 Comments

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

These are quite abundant here but I still love to photograph them basking in the sun :-)

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 6 years ago

great turtle spotting!

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

Ok, I will change the name. Thanks Lisa! :-)

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 6 years ago

Trachemys scripta is certainly correct, but I would not go so far as to call it a Cumberland slider. You would need to see the belly pattern to be certain. I would just leaver it at Pond Slider.

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Interesting spotting! There are also invasive yellow-bellied and red-eared sliders in Belgium. Hopefully, one of the turtle experts can confirm your ID!

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 6 years ago

Lovely spotting Marta...

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 6 years ago

nice spotting Marta!!!

The MnMs
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The MnMs

Leuven, Vlaanderen, Belgium

Spotted on May 25, 2014
Submitted on Aug 9, 2014

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