The population of sliders at the El Dorado Nature Center is massive.
red-eared sliders and along with the spiny soft shell turtle are waiting for a handout
sunrise hike to cattail pond
Sunrise Hike to Cattail Pond
It's a nasty hot day and these guys were looking for a handout at the pond. The slider is obvious, I think. The other is a common snapping turtle, I think.
With Painted Turtles at Rio Grande Nature Center
The red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans), also known as red-eared terrapin, is a semiaquatic turtle belonging to the family Emydidae. It is a subspecies of the pond slider. It is the most popular pet turtle in the United States and is also popular as a pet in the rest of the world, as, among other factors, it is easy to maintain. It has, therefore, become the most commonly traded turtle in the world. It is native...