I found a red eared slider in a small pond in my backyard. I reached in the water and felt around until I grabbed it. It lives in an aquarium now, in the lap of luxury. It gets the best turtle food available. In less than a week, I taught it to snatch dried shrimp out of my fingers. (There's really not much more you can do with a turtle!) BTW: He's doubled in size since I got him.