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Angry Red-eared slider How to say "Back off!" in turtle language. Geotagged,Red-eared slider,The Netherlands,Trachemys scripta elegans,red-eared slider,roodwangschildpad Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. Another picture of the angry turtle, special one for Ludosak and mr. Kneepkens ;)

    I have handled these turtles many times, but have never been bitten. I really take care. The small ones (10cm) bite just hard, I haven't tried but think one like this (20cm+) will be able to bite some flesh out of your hand.
    Posted 8 years ago
  2. Hi Joost, hey great!! Reminds me of the good times, good to hear you've never been bitten, and nope hose large ones would really make me scream;) This makes me grin big times;) appreciated! 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

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Uploaded Mar 29, 2012. Captured Mar 24, 2012 14:15 in Bestseweg, 5691 Son, The Netherlands.
  • SLT-A55V
  • f/5.6
  • 1/200s
  • ISO100
  • 90mm