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Trachemys scripta elegans
Urban park pond
Maybe because of their sweet temperament!
Fair point :) I didn't realise they were so widespread, although I'm pretty sure this guy was placed here, but still...
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.
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.
Thanks for the comments, favourites and ID help!
Great pictures MJ!
Spotted on Feb 27, 2012 Submitted on Feb 27, 2012
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