Trachemys gaigeae gaigeae
Big Bend Slider

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Description: Very similar to the Red-eared Slider, but the red behind the eye doesn't go as far as on the RES.
Habitat: Ponds, rivers and irrigation ditches
Behavior: Basking turtles, commonly seen on the banks of irrigation ditches
Reproduction: Mate in the spring, females go on land to lay their eggs in nests they dig themselves.
Diet: Omnivores, eating more minnows, worms and other protein sources as young and turning more to plants as they age.