lordro's picture

Invasive species

Observed: 8th August 2011 By: lordrolordro’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles

Basking on a log last summer. I have heard of these animals invading. These are the first I have seen.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


DavidHowdon's picture

Are they all the same?

The one I thought was Trachemys scripta was the left-hand one.

The shell shape on the central one seems more squashed and the shell of the right-hand one has a pointy 'tail'. Not my area of expertise at all so these could just be variations (they didn't seem to match the silhouettes for any other species shown in the 2011 London Naturalist).

Masked Marvel's picture

I'm pretty sure the two on

I'm pretty sure the two on the left are both Trachemys scripta elegans from the head markings. Wouldn't like to say for the other one as the photo isn't so clear.