This is Van Gogh, a new resident in our home.  He is such a cutie!  Who would have ever thought that I would fall for a turtle…not me for sure!  He is a Red Eared Slider and evidently they have been banned for sale since the 70’s unless they are four inches or larger.  (I guess someone forgot to tell the shop who sold one to us.)  We didn’t learn until we got him home and researched how to care for him.  He’s very photogenic and as you can see likes to ham it up for the camera (I think he fancies himself the “unknown TNMT”.) 🙂