How do you tell the difference between an Eastern Painted Turtle (native) and a Red-eared Slider (invasive)?
This is all I could find in a hurry on the net:
My friend who saw the turtle writes:
"I should have measured the turtle before she disappeared. Some of the candidates for ID have maximum length of 3 to 4.5 inches. This turtle was definitely over five inches.
"I didn't want to disturb her egg laying and so did not interrupt her and turn her over. When I magnified photos I saw yellow on face and red stripes on front legs.
What do you think?