sunrise hike to Cattail Pond. Foggy sunrise. warm like a sauna but with a cold breeze. Great Egret in the pond, ducks in the pond, and ducks flying overhead
weather in the 70s brought them out to sun; looks like a lot of them have moved up to this out of the way pond in the park, away from kids fishing and hooking them
2 juveniles present in the pond
Taking in the sun
2 juveniles. Pictures taken by my friend.
Each photo is of a separate individual adult red-eared slider, some were swimming and foraging among water hyacinths or sunning on logs.
One of three adults seen (plus a shell of a dead animal salvaged for a voucher specimen) in an overflow pond from a windmill-fed concrete stock tank.
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...