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Red-eared Slider Turtle

Scientific Name: 
Pseudoemys scripta

This pond turtle is not native to California but has adapted well to our climate.  This is a completely aquatic turtle that seldom ventures far on land and may be seen basking along the banks or on rocks and logs.  It feeds on aquatic plants, crayfish, snails, tadpoles and fish.  Photos by Laurel Woodley

Garden Location: 
Lake, Stream Pond
Pseudoemys scripta basking
Pseudoemys scripta at the surface of the pond
Viewing Months: 
Apr
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