Red Eared Slider

Red Eared SliderTrachemys scripta elegans

Physical features:
Muted olive green with bright reddish streak behind eye.  Oval carapace with weak keel.

Waters with soft, muddy bottoms.  Like to bask on logs, rocks, or stumps.

Aquatic insects, fish, snails, tadpoles, crawfish, crustaceans, mollusks, plants.

Fun facts:
When basking sites are small, sliders will stack up on top of each other three feet high.