The Red-eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegan) is native to many parts of the southern United States, but here in California it is an introduced species.
Today I met up with my friend Chris to explore El Dorado Regional Park in Long Beach. We saw so many fantastic birds, arthropods and other critters! I had a really great time… though after a couple hours of walking around, I had to concede that I was a tad jealous of how completely r-e-l-a-x-e-d some of the turtles looked. *GRIN*
Hoping that everyone else found something wonderful to do today that left you tired and happy!
Turtle lounge deck extraordinaire!
It’s surprising to me how amicable some turtles were about being climbed on and used as a sunning spot by other smaller turtles.
*Click on the image to see a close-up of their seemingly happy and blissful expressions.*
I’m still searching for a positive ID on the smaller turtle in this shot… anyone reading this have an idea of which species it is?