Red Eared Slider (turtle)

trachemys scripta

Method of Transportation

Sold in pet shops as pets and if people didnt want them any more they got released into the local rivers, and lakes.

Last seen

West New Mexico,East to Flordia,North to New York,Pennsylvania,Ohio,South through Mexico.


They are a threat because they compete with native turtles for food,nesting and basking space,and hiding places.


To not be sold to familys anymore because they will let them into rivers.