Red Eared Slider (Trachemys Scripta Elegans)
Birthplace & Method of Transportation
- Originally from the Gulf of Mexico.
- They were purchased as pets and released into the wild.
The Red Eared Slider has been last seen mainly down South and towards the West.
Crime Committed & Punishment!
These Reptiles have been wanted for many years for several crimes. The most severe of many is their illegal competition with the Native Species of Turtles for basking space, food, nesting places, and hiding places. They also spread disease to the other turtles if they are infected. Alas, nothing can be done to prevent these species or punish them for their crimes. Their population has grown large and are released constantly. They cannot be controlled!