This is a Red-eared Slider most commonly found in the South of North America. It is the most common pet turtle in the world. Because of that fact, it is also on the top 100 most invasive species in the world. It can be found in most ponds around North America. Please don't confuse this release critter for the endangered Western Painted Turtle here in Vancouver, which has no red ear but red along it's sides and belly.