IH 45 Southbound TXDOT Safety Stop, 4pm Red Eared Sliders observed in the large pond behind the rest area. (one of my favorite stops enroute to Houston from Dallas)
At least 6 red-eared sliders seen basking on logs/stumps at lake in Jones Park about 1030, despite cool, breezy day (est 50+ degree F, 5 mph wind).
enough warm days in a row for this little turtle to come out and sun
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...