Red-eared Terrapin (Trechemys scripta elegans), Barnes Park, Sunderland

Red-eared Terrapin (Trechemys scripta elegans), Barnes Park, Sunderland

Observation - Red-eared Terrapin (Trechemys scripta elegans), Barnes Park, Sunderland - UK and Ireland. Description: A surprise to see two Terrapins sunbathing on a rock next to a female Mallard at Barnes Park today.

A surprise to see two Terrapins sunbathing on a rock next to a female Mallard at Barnes Park today. These are long distance shots as the stone was some distance from the bridge across the main lake. This species looks likely to be Red-eared Terrapin judging from the reddish-stripe along the head. See ID notes & Comments. Would welcome advice.