Red-eared Slider
Trachemys scripta
The Red-eared Slider (Trachemys scripta) is a resident across much of the eastern and central United States. It is a commonly seen around many ponds and cattle tanks in south Texas, which is where these images were taken. The first two close up shots were taken in April, 2000, in Kenedy Co., Texas with a Canon EOS 3 and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 540 flash.
This shot was taken in Kenedy Co., Texas, in April, 2002 with the same gear described for the previous images.
The Red-eared Slider on the right was laying eggs in soil at Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in May, 2008.
The slider on the right was along the edge of the San Marcos River, in San Marcos, Hays Co., Texas, in September, 2009.
The Red-eared Slider on the right was visited by a Spotted Sandpiper in January, 2010, in Austin, Travis Co., Texas.