Species Archive: Trachemys scripta

Red-eared Terrapin

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 …

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