Thursday, May 12, 2016

Yellow Bellied Slider?

I encountered this medium-sized turtle (I am guessing it was about 8" long) wandering around the parking area at the gas station several days ago. It was headed away from the highway, so I guessed it was safe for the moment. Another person was there looking after him/her.

After doing a little research I am guessing this was a Yellow Bellied Slider. Any experts out there who want to weigh in?

Here is information from Wikipedia:

This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is Allie (Teenie) Scott's 1968 story of Simon Garrish, Jr. and the US Life-Saving horse, Sambo. You can read it by clicking here:


  1. i see red on the head so guessing it's a red eared slider

    thanks for your blog