WANTED

Red-Eared Slider

The Red-Eared Slider is on the lose and wanted

Scientific name

Trachemys scripta elegan

Identifying Characteristics

  • Brown to black upper shell

  • Yellow stripes on its limbs and head

  • Distinctive red or orange band around the eye

  • Maximum size of 25 to 33 centimeters

  • Lifespan for more than 30 years in captivity

PLEASE STAY ALERT


Last Seen


  • Originated in the Mississippi valley north to Illinois and south to the Gulf

  • Found most notably in southern Ontario


Known Accomplices


  • People introduced it to the enviroment when they released them as pets


Committed Crimes



Ecological damage


  • Competes for food and space with native turtle species

  • Interbreeding may occur between it and painted turtles


Consumes


  • Insects

  • Worms

  • Tadpoles

  • Small fishes

  • Various plants

  • Snails


Consumed by


  • Raccoons

  • Foxes

  • Storks

ANY INFORMATION AT ALL WILL HELP

Attempts at Capture

  • Hunting, trapping, and collecting eggs and hatchlings.

Reward

  • This species affects the impact of human health since it carries the salmonella infection

REWARD

  • $1,000,000 reward for it's capture

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