Featured Turtle Pictures  -  September 25, 2006

Red-Eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) large female

Straight Carapace Length (SCL) = 10 inches (25.4 cm)
Approximate weight = 5 lbs (2.3 kg)
Gender = female
Named: Barbella (preferred over Bubbella)
   - big female showed up in a yard after a flooding rain .. checking out the goldfish pond
   - a friend called a friend who called me (thanks to David and Jerre)
   - turtle originally named "Bubba" until gender determined
   - note heavy mineral staining on lower shell (plastron) surfaces
   - turtle released following day