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I entitled this "He's entirely too Happy!" Yellow-bellied slider                                Trachemys scripta scripta,Yellow-bellied Slider Click/tap to enlarge

I entitled this "He's entirely too Happy!"

Yellow-bellied slider

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  1. ha ha, definitely a very happy turtle, great shot! Posted 6 years ago
    1. Thanks very much Claire. Sorry for my absence folks. My internet picks the first day of my vacation to go out. So until it is fixed on 6/12/14 I will be using the in laws internet to post. Posted 6 years ago

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The yellow-bellied slider is a land and water turtle belonging to the family Emydidae. This subspecies of pond slider is native to the southeastern United States, specifically from Florida to southeastern Virginia, and is the most common turtle species in its range. It is found in a wide variety of habitats, including slow-moving rivers, floodplain swamps, marshes, seasonal wetlands, and permanent ponds. Yellow-bellied sliders are popular as pets.

Similar species: Turtles And Tortoises
Species identified by DannyLong
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Uploaded Jun 8, 2014. Captured Jul 16, 2011 13:00.
  • Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
  • f/5.8
  • 1/30s
  • ISO80
  • 150.5mm