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Red Bellied Cooter

Pseudemys nelsoni

Description:

Red bellied cooters are all over Florida. They stay in groups and bask in the sun together.

Habitat:

Lake Tarpon


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4 Comments

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 6 years ago

I like the back legs..maybe it just got out of water...great shot!

pennymomof2
pennymomof2 6 years ago

You are rigth MitchRay. I had the species wrong.

ceherzog
ceherzog 6 years ago

It looks to be doing Yoga stretches!

MitchRay
MitchRay 6 years ago

That's not a slider. It appears to be a cooter of some kind, in the genus Pseudemys

St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

Lat: 28.08, Long: -82.76

Spotted on May 15, 2011
Submitted on May 15, 2011

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