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Reptile

  • Red-eared Slider Turtle

    Scientific Name: 
    Pseudoemys scripta

    This pond turtle is not native to California but has adapted well to our climate.  This is a completely aquatic turtle that seldom ventures far on land and may be seen basking along the banks or on rocks and logs.  It feeds on aquatic plants, crayfish, snails, tadpoles and fish.  Photos by Laurel Woodley

    Garden Location: 
    Lake, Stream Pond
    Pseudoemys scripta basking
    Pseudoemys scripta at the surface of the pond
    Viewing Months: 
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