Yellow-bellied Slider - Click To Enlarge

Yellow-bellied Slider

I’m not sure how many of the turtles here are this species but most appear the same. I have read they grow up to 13 inches long. Compared to some of the locals here I  have seen many larger than that. The alligators don’t even mess with them (look at his foot).

Yellow-bellied Slider - Click To Enlarge
Yellow-bellied Slider – Click To Enlarge

Since the large ones don’t get close, and are usually covered in ‘stuff’ I’m not sure how I can tell one from another.

Anyway, this one was clean and stayed on the log for his photo shoot. I obliged.

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