Red-eared Slider Turtle

Red-eared Slider Turtle

Trachemys scripta elegans

Red-eared slider turtles are a common species to keep as a pet turtle, and as a result, many have been introduced to areas where they are not native.  For example, they are not native to Massachusetts, but can be found in ponds and streams.  This one was basking in the sun and yawning at the Magnetic Hill Zone in Moncton, N.B..

red-eared slider Trachemys scripta elegans red ear slider

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