Please don’t release your pets into the lagoon!

A neighbor recently sent me this picture of a turtle that was spotted in lagoon 2.    Our good friends at Crab Cove Visitors Center identified this little guy as a Red-Eared Slider, a common turtle sold in pet shops, but not native to Northern California.

Pets like this typically don’t live long after being released into the wild.    In addition, releasing a non native species can cause harm to our local ecosystem.    To learn more about this topic, please click here.

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