Red-eared Sliders

Injured red eared slider turtle, Snug Harbour, Toronto Islands

Slider Damage 2020

Meet Chopper, a red-eared slider that I’ve been following for years. Chopper had an unfortunate run-in with a propeller, but is healing very nicely. Here’s Chopper back in 2018, and 2016. Click image to view larger.

Red-eared slider turtle injured by boat prop, Snug Harbour, Toronto Islands

Slider Damage 2018

A red-eared slider turtle injured by a boat prop, first imaged in 2016,  appears to be healing nicely. Click image to view larger.

Red-eared Slider turtle injured by a propeller, Snug Harbour, Toronto Islands

Slider Damage

A red-eared slider displays a large gash in its shell, most likely caused by a boat propeller.  Experts say that the shell will repair itself in time, and that the turtle otherwise looks healthy. Click image to view larger.


Red eared slider turtle in snowstorm, Snake Island, Toronto Islands

Snurtle

A red-eared slider turtle basks in a sudden spring snow squall, a very unlikely sight.

Balancing painted turtle, Doughnut Island, Toronto Islands

Balancing Act

A red-eared slider does a balancing act, basking on a log near Doughnut Island.

Red-eared slider, Hanlan's Point, Toronto Islands

Slider Glow

A heavily backlit red-eared slider glows on a log near Hanlan’s Point.


Early red-eared slider turtle, Snug Harbour, Toronto Islands

Splash of Colour

One of the first turtles to emerge from hibernation, a red-eared slider lends a much-needed splash of colour to the lagoon, still brown and desolate from the long winter.

Red-eared slider turtle, Snug Harbour, Toronto Islands

Amphibian Information

A red-eared slider turtle basks on a log in Snug Harbour. Sliders are a non-native species, usually introduced to an area by people releasing unwanted pets.

Red-eared slider turtle, Snug Harbour, Toronto Islands

Old Man of the Sea

A red-eared slider basks on a log in Snug Harbour in the early spring light.


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