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Red-eared Terrapin

North-American Red-eared/Yellow-bellied Terrapin (Trechemys scripta), photographed March 2012 by Daphne King

North-American Red-eared/Yellow-bellied Terrapin (Trechemys scripta), photographed March 2012 by Daphne King


North-American Red-eared/Yellow-bellied Terrapin (Trechemys scripta), photographed March 2012 by Daphne King

North-American Red-eared/Yellow-bellied Terrapin (Trechemys scripta), photographed March 2012 by Daphne King

North-American Red-eared/Yellow-bellied Terrapin (Trechemys scripta)
Thrupp Lake (March 2012)

There have been a number of sightings of this alien species in Thrupp Lake over the past several years. There is believed to be only this one individual. Judging by these photographs, it has recently suffered some severe trauma to one of its hind legs, which must put its future survival into grave doubt – a good thing for the many native species upon which it predates.


Group: Reptiles
Order: Testudines
Family: Emydidae
Species: Trachemys scripta
Common Name: Red-eared Terrapin
Author: D King
Location: Thrupp Lake

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