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..
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