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Red-eared Terrapin

Observed: 4th October 2009 By: kieranc23kieranc23’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptileskieranc23’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
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Some Red-eared Terrapins in Estepona, Spain in October 2009.

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The red-eared terrapin is a subspecies of Trachemys scripta (Trachemys scripta elegans).

The terrapin on the right in the second photo is actually a yellow-bellied slider Trachemys scripta scripta.

The one on the left looks more like a red-eared terrapin, but it's hard to be 100% sure from that angle. The one on the log in the first photo does look like a red-eared terrapin. Both subspecies were imported in large numbers by the pet trade.

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If they are red eared

If they are red eared terrapins that is a shame as Spain has native stripe-necked terrapins