I’ve never seen one of these in my pond before. My neighbor and his little girls came over for a swim today. As I was letting the girls feed the Goldfish and Koi in the pond, my neighbor (somehow) noticed this baby Red Eared Slider.
Now how he noticed this little thing in the pond, I have no idea. It’s just a wild guess of mine, but I’m wondering if this baby Turtle’s mother laid her eggs near my pond because we have had almost no rain lately (and so the creek behind the house is likely dry).
After my neighbor explained what kind of Turtle it was and things about its habitat, we released it back into the pond.