Monthly Archives: September 2013

Red-eared Slider

Red-Eared Slider Photograph by Mari Provencher

Red-Eared Slider Photograph by Mari Provencher

My biology class is about to adopt a red-eared slider. This was a rescue turtle. Its companions died of neglect and shell rot. The pictures are too gruesome to share, but this turtle here is doing well.

red ear carapaceAt first it wasn’t eating, was skiddish and the shell was in poor condition. You can still see its spine through the shell. Not a good thing. Finally it has started eating and is becoming curious with its surroundings.

The students in my class are going to do some research for this website and give it some tender love and care.

More information and photos to come!

Stay posted.


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