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River Cooter

Pseudemys concinna


Smallish female about 10 inches long.


Yellow River in the Piedmont of Georgia.


This young lady was traveling uphill about 200 feet away from the river apparently looking for an open area to dig a nest for her eggs when she ran into the work area near my garden. After taking the pictures I let her go on her way. I had an appointment to make, so I didn't see where she wound up. This is the 4th river cooter to come to the house. I am concerned about providing a suitable nesting area, we have plenty of land, but how to guide them there is another matter.

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Georgia, USA

Spotted on Jun 22, 2019
Submitted on Jun 23, 2019

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