Red Eared Slider

We found a baby turtle in our yard today.  It is a  red eared slider. So now we will be getting a tank and a light, and a thermometer and other things.  My wonderful neighbors gave me a bigger plastic tank with a rock in it for now until we get a tank.

My blessing was so excited to find him as our neighbors are always finding neat things in their yard.  This time it was her turn to find something.  Our neighbors said they had never seen one this little before.

If you would like to know more about red sliders, here is some information on them:

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The last link has videos and shows how to determine a male from a female.  In this species, the female is larger than the male.  I believe we have a female as the triangle behind her eyes is more orange than red.

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