Turtle hunt underway for invasive red-eared slider near Christina Lake – CBC

Local stewardship society says invasive turtle could damage vulnerable painted turtle population

Have you seen this turtle?! This red-eared slider is a pet release, and can cause all kinds of havoc for our native western painted turtles. If you have seen this turtle, please contact the office as soon as possible 250-447-2504.
Have you seen this turtle?! This red-eared slider is a pet release, and can cause all kinds of havoc for our native western painted turtles. If you have seen this turtle, please contact the office as soon as possible 250-447-2504.

A hunt is underway for an invasive species of turtle in the West Kootenay region of B.C.

For the past few weeks, wildlife lovers near Christina Lake have been trying to catch a red-eared slider near Christina Lake.

The escape artist was first spotted by a motorist who snapped a photo of it crossing the road and posted it online, mistakenly believing it was a painted turtle. 

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