Invasive wildlife - Terrapins

Terrapins (Trachemys scripta). Terrapins, also known as sliders, are reptiles that have historically been imported from the USA as pets and farmed for human consumption. There are several subspecies which include the red-eared slider, yellow-bellied slider, Cumberland slider and common slider. They are often bought young as pets, only a few centimetres in size, but soon grow to the size of a dinner plate.