I found this turtle in a pond near by my hometown. It is not a native species. May be that someone abandoned it, because it was to great for the little aquarium at home.
OOh a red (or yellow eared) turtle :-) if it has red on the side of its head it's a red eared as is in most cases over here. Indeed they are not native to Europe, but come from the warm areas of the USA (as Florida for instance) All over Europe they have been banned in the shops because to many have been put in the wild, because they get to big (45cm belly shield) and can be rather aggressive when handled, and will easily injure you when they bite. So they just get dumped, making havoc in the local animal chain, as they attack fish and water birds. But they are great to see them sunbathe :-) Great shots!!