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Red-eared Slider

Trachemys scripta elegans

Habitat:

Urban park pond

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Red-eared slider
Trachemys scripta elegans Red-eared slider


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7 Comments

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

Maybe because of their sweet temperament!

MJ
MJ 9 years ago

Fair point :) I didn't realise they were so widespread, although I'm pretty sure this guy was placed here, but still...

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 9 years ago

I'm not knocking your spotting, by the way. It's a very good one. :-) I just lament the fact that this turtle species is in a lot of places it should not be.

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 9 years ago

It seems to be true... red-eared sliders are everywhere. My friends in the herp community joke that they're "the cockroaches of the reptile world." I think I would be saddened to go across the world and see one living wild.

MJ
MJ 9 years ago

Thanks for the comments, favourites and ID help!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Very nice!

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 9 years ago

Great pictures MJ!

MJ
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MJ

Japan

Spotted on Feb 27, 2012
Submitted on Feb 27, 2012

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