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17 September 2011

Red Eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) Baby

This summer I've got a good deed under my belt — I saved this cute little red-eared slider baby's life. She had probably strayed from the course for the pond and was lying on the jogging path. I splashed her back to where it belongs, and since she owed me some gratitude for saving her life I thought posing for a couple of shots would be a nice gesture on her part. Easier said than done! Much as I tried to place it on a palm stump, the feisty beast wouldn't stay put and rushed elsewhere at an unusual for a turtle breakneck speed. Anyway, these are the best pictures I managed to take.

Red eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) baby
Red eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) baby.
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Quite an angry looking baby.

Red eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans)
Red eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans). (by-nc-nd)

Red eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) baby
Red eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) baby. (by-nc-nd)

And here is a big evening get-together of red-eared sliders and pond sliders, presumably for supper, that looks like a giant turtle soup.

A gathering of red-eared slider turtles (Trachemys scripta elegans) and pond slider turtles
A gathering of red-eared slider turtles (Trachemys scripta elegans) and pond slider turtles.
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2 comments:

  1. What a nice surprise! I love those baby slider turtles, and I had one for a couple of years as a kid.
    Fond memories, indeed.

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  2. I'm glad to have stirred up tender memories!;)

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