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Threatening Red-eared slider This slider turtle is making clear that he doesn&#039;t like to be handled. And he is not just threatening, he really reaches out to try to bite. And when he manages to bite, he won&#039;t let go for minutes.<br />
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Threatening Red-eared slider

This slider turtle is making clear that he doesn't like to be handled. And he is not just threatening, he really reaches out to try to bite. And when he manages to bite, he won't let go for minutes.
These turtles are sold to kids as cute pets...

    comments (7)

  1. That's an amazing closeup, Joost, and insanely sharp. Homepage material! Posted 8 years ago
  2. Joost, Crispy with a capital C indeed!
    Wow, that reminds me of an old story. Many many years ago when I was young (-:)) and played all day (and didn't have a computer, can you imagine:)) we had this turtle in a terrarium at our elementary school. The teacher, mr. Kneepkens (I still remember, grin) had exactly this favourite pet species and you wouldn't believe the power in those tiny muscular jaws. It bit. Hard! I remember squealing on several occasions. I still liked to clean the terrarium though. So it bit me again:)
    Posted 8 years ago
  3. Ps. gratz on your new turtle status! Way to go! Posted 8 years ago
  4. indeed amazing how sharp. It looks like he grins (probably becouse of ludosak's story) Posted 8 years ago
  5. Grin, yes, the mean thing, he remembers too! Posted 8 years ago
  6. Thanks for all the nice comments! Posted 8 years ago
  7. surely its talking to you. am i posed well? this light.. is the light ok?.... Posted 8 years ago

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The red-eared slider is a semiaquatic turtle belonging to the family Emydidae. It is a subspecies of pond slider. It is the most popular pet turtle in the United States and also popular in the rest of the world. It is native only to the southern United States, but has become established in other places because of pet releases and has become an invasive species in many introduced areas, like California, where it outcompetes the native western pond turtle.

Similar species: Turtles And Tortoises
Species identified by Joost Thissen
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By Joost Thissen

Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives
Uploaded Mar 27, 2012. Captured Mar 24, 2012 14:15 in Bestseweg, 5691 Son, The Netherlands.
  • SLT-A55V
  • f/5.6
  • 1/200s
  • ISO100
  • 90mm