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Where do pond turtles spend the winter?

A red-eared slider
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A red-eared slider

The pond sliders (Trachemys scripta), is specially equipped to spend the winter months in hibernation at the bottom of a pond.

This species of common, medium-sized, semiaquatic turtle. Three subspecies are described,[2] the most recognizable of which is the red-eared slider (T. s. elegans), which is popular in the pet trade and has been introduced to other parts of the world by people releasing it to the wild.

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