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Old Jun 4, 2013, 11:12 AM   #1
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There are some Common Slider Turtles living in the murky water of a ditch next to the Lake Elizabeth. There were some large ones there at one time, they must have been stolen and now living in someone's backyard.
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Really like the first one.

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Thanks, jj!
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Nice photo's.

The Red Eared Slider...the common pet trade turtle. I believe they are native to the South Eastern part of the USA. I bet they have been released by former pet owners after they got a certain size.

Adult Sliders do require a fair amount of work keeping their tanks clean...if the owner doesn't have a good filter system in the aquarium....so I wouldn't be surprised if they were released into the wild...the wrong wild.
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Nice photo's.

The Red Eared Slider...the common pet trade turtle. I believe they are native to the South Eastern part of the USA. I bet they have been released by former pet owners after they got a certain size.

Adult Sliders do require a fair amount of work keeping their tanks clean...if the owner doesn't have a good filter system in the aquarium....so I wouldn't be surprised if they were released into the wild...the wrong wild.
Thanks for viewing! Lake Elizabeth is a man-made lake and it is quite possible some of the wildlife are released by the Park Services or people living around there. Some of these turtles grow to pretty good size but I haven't seen them lately. I wonder where they are living right now.
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