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Lookout duty


Lookout  duty
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Copyright: Gerard L'Eveille (leveille) (4)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-23
Exposure: f/5.4
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-26 3:42
Viewed: 3821
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Red-eared sliders get their name from the distinctive red mark around their ear. Red-eared sliders are almost entirely aquatic, but leave the water to bask in the sun and lay eggs. These reptiles are deceptively fast and are also decent swimmers. They hunt for prey and will attempt to capture it when the opportunity presents itself. They are aware of predators and people and generally shy away from them. The red-eared slider is known to frantically slide off rocks and logs when approached.

Contrary to the popular misconception that red-eared sliders do not have saliva, they, like most aquatic turtles, have fixed tongues. This is the reason they must eat their food in water.

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Such a finely executed "double-take" of these good looking basking sliders Gerard, your fine choice of your vantage point provide us with a sharp image against the homogenously green, algae infested waters. Good job indeed!
Mehmet

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