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Redneck the Red-eared Slider Turtle

My friend Redneck swimming in a sea of cat food.
He is happiest when there is a lot of cat food floating in the water.
Redneck is a Red-eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans).

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Below:  Our currently mostly dry lake.
While the rains from Tropical Storm Andrea will likely
help the years-long drought it will take more than
one tropical storm to refill this lake.

In 2003 the water was lapping at our back door,
now it is about 1 mile distant and 12 vertical feet lower than 'normal.'