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Red-eared Slider

Trachemys scripta elegans

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Damned-up pond from a stream running through farmland

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1 Comment

JosephBullock
JosephBullock 9 years ago

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

NeilDazet
Spotted by
NeilDazet

Springfield, Missouri, USA

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

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