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Yellow-bellied Slider

Trachemys scripta scripta


found in a wide variety of habitats, including slow-moving rivers, floodplain swamps, marshes, seasonal wetlands, and permanent ponds. Native to SE U.S.


This is one of two babies found at a relatives fish pond. They were very recently hatched, as you can see in the first photo, the "bellybutton" where the egg yolk was attached is still visible.

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outsidegirl0 9 years ago

cutest turtle I've ever seen :)

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 9 years ago

love this cute guy so much... I wish I had one too.....

armadeus.4 9 years ago

That is the cutest li'l turtle ever! Thank you for sharing!!!

LivanEscudero 9 years ago

LOL. Hadn't thought of that. We could name him Tintoretto, Toddler Mutant Ninja Turtle. lol

ManicureLady 9 years ago

Absolutely adorable, and great timing with the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie coming out. lol

LivanEscudero 9 years ago

Thanks. I guess only placental mammals have true belly buttons ( the scar left by detachment of the umbilical cord), that's why I wrote " belly button". I'm sure that feature seen here where the yolk sack was attached has a technical name which I don't know. I think that the turtle's "belly button" is not a permanent feature and disappears as they grow.

Leaf Lover
Leaf Lover 9 years ago

It's belly kind of looks like a face! :)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 9 years ago

Great spotting of this little guy. I didn't know they had a belly button.

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Florida, USA

Spotted on Aug 8, 2014
Submitted on Aug 9, 2014

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