Pic of the Month - April 2021 WINNER

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  1. Frank

    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    We have a winner in our most recent poll! Congrats to member @marlingardener who posted a photo of a Red-Eared Slider Turtle. Enjoy seeing your photo on the home page MG :stew1: Thank you for all the votes this month Stewbies! Another poll same time next month.

    Red-Eared Slider Turtle
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    Featured in thread Had No French Frogs, but we have lots of baby Toads
     
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  3. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    A big congrats, Jane.
    Are they native there, or did some kid set it free?
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Now that's a photograph to remember!! I would love to see one of those around here.
     
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    Our turtles are very native and we have, no exaggeration, dozens of them in the pond. They even line up on the bank to sunbathe.
    Eileen, I'd send you one of our sliders, but they tend to get airsick and the plane trip would be unpleasant for the turtle. Red-eared Slider 2.jpg
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    What a happy group. Oh,so they are indeed native.
    The reason I asked is that here and there across our country we have these slider turtles in bodies of water, and they are absolutely not native to this country. The authorities have done investigations and discovered that they were released by children or their parents after the novelty of the pet had worn off. They apparently cannot reproduce here as the temps never get high enough, long enough to incubate the eggs.
    Their conclusion was that at this time they posed no threat to our native wildlife...primarily because they cannot reproduce.
     
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