East Texas Red-Eared Slider Turtles- The red-eared slider turtle is a semi-aquatic turtle and is a sub-species of a pond slider. It is the most popular pet turtle in the United States, but can be seen roaming about in East Texas, often crossing roads.
Red-eared sliders are almost entirely aquatic, but leave the water to bask in the sun and lay eggs. They are predators and hunt for their prey. The turtles are excellent swimmers and deceptively fast. Red-eared sliders are aware of their surroundings and are generaly shy, and will frantically slide off rocks and logs when approached.