Red-eared Slider Turtles; Pond Sliders
These turtles were photographed at the turtle enclosure of Bays Mountain in Kingspsort, TN. When I was a child I remember these turtles being sold as pets. Turtles don't make good pets because they can carry the dangerous bacterium Salmonella. Children can become very ill if they handle an infected turtle then put their hands in their mouth.