Yellow-bellied Slider

Trachemys scripta scripta
(Schoepff 1792)
Richmond Co., North Carolina, May 22, 1998.

I’d like to say my first scripta scripta was a thrilling capture, but the truth of it was, it had a bum leg, and couldn’t outrun us when we surprised it a small distance away from water. Like red-eared sliders, these turtles turn up in all bodies of water, and have been introduced far beyond their original range.

My Flickr album for this species is here.

HerpMapper records for this species are here.

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