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Red-eared sliders are illegal to buy, sell or possess in Oregon.

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Illegal turtles enter Oregon via internet sales, street vendors, pet trade

SALEM, Ore.— Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists warn Oregonians to be cautious when buying turtles as pets. Many of them are illegal to buy, sell or possess, despite the fact they are sold on internet sites, by street vendors and in some pet stores.

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