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Red-eared Slider

Trachemys scripta elegans


The common red-eared slider pond turtle, T. scripta. This one however is unique for the abundance of red markings running down the middle of its head/neck. More commonly, abnormally colored sliders in the wild are the dark/black melanistic males.


Damned-up pond from a stream running through farmland

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1 Comment

JosephBullock 9 years ago

It is amazing where you find red! Thanks for taking this great shot!

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Springfield, Missouri, USA

Spotted on Jun 14, 2007
Submitted on Apr 23, 2011

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