turtle in front
Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, US
Observed numerous individuals basking on debris in apartment complex pond.
Observed numerous individuals of at least two species in the pond at Auditorium Shores.
Observed beneath the Pedestrian Bridge over Lady Bird Lake
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.