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Red-Eared Slider Turtle

F/5.6, 1/400, ISO 100.

Red-Eared Slider Turtle 

What happens when your kids want to buy a tortoise?

You shell out a lot of money.

Interesting Fact: Reptiles do not hibernate, but actually brumate; while they become less active, they do occasionally rise to the surface for food or air. Brumation can occur to varying degrees. In the wild, red-eared sliders brumate over the winter at the bottoms of ponds or shallow lakes. They generally become inactive in October, when temperatures fall below 10 °C (50 °F).[9] During this time, the turtles enter a state of sopor, during which they do not eat or defecate, they remain nearly motionless, and the frequency of their breathing falls. Individuals usually brumate underwater, but they have also been found under banks and rocks, and in hollow stumps. In warmer winter climates, they can become active and come to the surface for basking. When the temperature begins to drop again, however, they quickly return to a brumation state. Sliders generally come up for food in early March to as late as the end of April. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-eared_slider )

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34 Comments

    • Yes he is hahaha, I should have used that title. Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing that with us. Happy Blogging! 🙂

    • Thank you very much, I am super excited to see that you enjoyed my work. I will do my best to keep them coming. Happy Blogging! 🙂

    • I am so glad to hear that my objective is working. Thank you very much for stopping by and enjoying my work. Happy Blogging! 🙂

    • Hahaha it does look like a Supermen pose, although I never saw you do it but I can imagine it looks similar. 🙂 Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing with us. Happy Blogging! 🙂

    • Thank you very much, it is quite amazing how some animals deal with different seasons. I appreciate your feedback. Happy Blogging! 🙂

    • I think the instructor took a break and the poor little fellow got stuck in that pose. Hehehe thank you very much for stopping by and checking out my work. Happy Blogging! 🙂

  1. I’ve been on your page less than a minute and have already learned 3 more things about turtles that I didn’t know before…and I’m a slow learner 😂 thanks 🙂

    • I am so glad that you did. It makes me happy to see that you enjoyed my work. Thank you very much for stopping by and Happy Blogging! 🙂

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