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Florida Red-Bellied Cooter

pseudemys nelsoni

Description:

Had seen many "couples" of these turtles in mid February. Must be mating season for them.

Habitat:

Photographed at 6 Mile Cypress Slough Nature Preserve in Ft Myers Florida. Aquatic turtles.

Notes:

No shortage of these aquatic turtles in SW florida. They appear to be vegitarian. Have seen many grazing on aquatic plants.

1 species ID suggestions

Florida red-bellied cooter
Pseudemys nelsoni Florida red-bellied cooter

1 Comment

JosephSpurr
JosephSpurr 6 years ago

Florida Red-Bellied Cooter. Thank you, Sanjaysaklani. Looks like correct Identification :)

Fort Myers, Florida, USA

Lat: 26.64, Long: -81.87

Spotted on Feb 7, 2012
Submitted on Feb 24, 2012

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