today I took approx 80 red eared sliders from an illegal vendor off the side of the street. I took a pic of his "permit" and his face before I took the turtles. Yes I paid for them, but filmed it all and I hope the video I make out of it spreads awareness about this and why it's not a good business to support. also I reported him to authorities beforehand. I wanted to at least save these 80, even if it paid him. They were in 105 degree heat and dying. His permit, even if it was real, stated he can't sell them for anything but educational purposes and that they had to be over 4 inches to sell... these are barely two inches. He told me he got them from someone who caught them in El Paso, which is also illegal. Currently they're in a 46 gal tank in my house with everything they need... but obviously I can't keep 80 turtles all healthy in a 46 gal tank for long. If anyone in San Antonio wants one/some (for free) let me know. They do better in pairs/groups but that means you'll need even BIGGER tanks in the future so prep yourself. I will only give them to people who know how to take care of them & has at least a 15-20 gal tank for a single baby/pair and will be willing to size up to the 40 they will need within a year. They also need a UVB lamp, a heat lamp, filter, a basking dock, water heater, and a proper diet of krill, shrimp, etc. I don't want any donations, just spread awareness! I can't guarantee their health and they are too young for me to comfortably re-release into the wild (even though they are wild caught, I don't believe it'd be best to release them again). All ones who aren't rehomed this month will go to a wildlife rehabilitation center. First pic is in my tank, second is a pic from the vendor, third and fourth are in a bucket I brought to bring them home with.