Trachemys scriptaThe all too-common Red-eared Slider (Trachemys scripta). Note those neck line patterns. TurtleOn the same day, close by, was this specimen. This one differs by having the yellow line go up past its eye.TurtleAnd by having an oval shape on the neck. Missing, too, is the red stripe behind the eyes which give Red-eareds their name. The stripe can fade with age, but this one is not so large/old. Still, I can’t figure out what species this could be if not a RES.

5 Responses to “Turtlenecks”

  1. 1 nemi May 14, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    toitels!!!!!!!!!!!! ermigawd i hert itz!!!

  2. 2 ceemajalis May 15, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    Maybe a yellow-bellied pond slider? (Trachemys scripta scripta – same species as RES, but different subspecies)

    Supposedly Eastern River Cooters look similar too, though my bet would be the slider.

  3. 4 Adam Atia June 16, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Did you find these turtles at the Sylvan Water?

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