Terrapin living wild in Keston. Been here for 3 years to my certain knowledge.
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These are, as Kluut says, red-eared terrapins, Trachemys scripta elegans. They are from America and were released into out waterways in the thousands following the Ninja turtle craze of the 1980s. In many places they have successfully survived and even bred. See the iSpot record below for more information on red-eared terrapins.
Stripe-necked terrapins are from Eastern Europe and have yellow, horizontal, parallel stripes around the whole neck not just on the underside as here. Also they rarely branch as they approach the head as in this case.
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Lat/Lng: 51.362154868798, 0.033372044563293
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