Red Ear Slider Turtle
The red-eared slider derives its name from the distinctive patch of red behind each eye. It is most often found from Illinois to the Gulf of Mexico and from the East Coast to western Texas. It is a strong swimmer and prefers to be around marshes, ponds, and other slow-moving fresh water.
As pets, red-eared sliders can be slow to trust, but become personable with time. They can live anywhere from 50-70 years.