Basking with Red-eared Slider and Mississippi Map Turtle
Two River Cooters basking with a Red-eared Slider
Female laying eggs on a hillside ~50m from lake Travis.
laying eggs in the middle of the trail
Pseudemys is a genus of large, herbivorous, freshwater turtles of the eastern United States. They are often referred to as cooters, which stems from kuta, the word for turtle in the Bambara and Malinké languages, brought to America by African slaves.