on the left
Several large females and some males among basking turtles on emergent logs, along with Red-eared Sliders (Trachemys scripta elegans).
1) solo turtle - male P. gorzugi,
2) pair of turtles, larger is female P. gorzugi, smaller is a red-eared slider, 3) multiple turtles - two largest and one piggybacking are P. gorzugi, left is red-eared slider
Three individuals observed basking on floating tire from lady bird lake hike and bike boardwalk.
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.