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.