|Photo of male Mallard and Red-eared Sliders sunning from Wikimedia Commons|
Males use long fore-claws to tickle female's head during courtship. In June, female buries 4 to 25 oval, soft shelled eggs in sunny spot. Incubation takes 65 to 80 days.
Found in Muskegon and Lansing areas, Oakland County, and perhaps elsewhere. Possibly introduced through pet trade importation.