Friday, April 22, 2011

Red Ear Slider

This is a Red Ear Slider. We found him at Meadowlark Gardens on our walk around the lake. We saw a total of three turtles that day. The only time I see turtles sunning themselves is during the hot weather and it wasn't that hot this day, so I was a bit surprised to come across them.



You can find out more about him if you click right here.

13 comments:

Kay said...

Wow! He really is a beautiful turtle and these are excellent photos, Denise.

Valerie said...

I've been educated ... I didn't realise turtles had such lovely markings.

eileeninmd said...

Great sighting, Denise! It is cool to start seeing all the critters out and about. Have a great weekend and Happy Easter.

diane b said...

Great capture. They always look so worried, like they have the world on their shoulders.

Out on the prairie said...

They have a keen eyesight so others may have seen you first and slid into the water. Nice photos Denise.

jabblog said...

Very attractive markings! It's a shame they've been introduced where they don't naturally occur - still, the fish and herons and alligators appreciate them;-)

Marina said...

Happy Easter dear friend to you and your family!!!

JJ said...

you don't see those in the UK! Nothing so exciting. Lovely photo
JJ

Cloudia said...

Thanks for showing me how my friends back east are doing-

Warm Aloha from Honolulu


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Jane and Chris said...

Oh, just look at his little face. I think he was enjoying the sunshine.
Jane x

Jean said...

I thought I realized that face. I had them as pets as a child (before they were banished). Once we left the little dish with him and the fake palm tree out in Spring and it came a late freeze. Dang...we thought he was dead...but he thawed-out and was good to go. Thanks for the memories.:)

Betsy said...

Adorable! I had pet turtles when I was a litle girl!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Lovely Denise, including the cute turtle :) Happy Easter