Turtles on log
DOR adult at intersection, pond and wildlands due west. Likely a female seeking a nesting site.
Adult female crossing road in direction away from nearby pond toward native plant growing facility. Natural lands to the west side of the road with the pond.
Seen basking on logs and rocks along river, as well as swimming in river. Observed starting at location, to about 3 mi down river.
Any help identifying the animal that this shell once belonged to will be most appreciated.
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.