Three individuals observed basking on floating tire from lady bird lake hike and bike boardwalk.
Observed from lady bird lake hike and bike boardwalk.
Multiple individuals observed basking on log from lady bird lake hike and bike boardwalk
must have been trying to nest as it was about 60 feet from the water; then dashed into the canal into the Dyke Marsh.
rounded shell, yellow on face (visible in binoculars)
just below the dam
The large turtle had bold yellow marking on the face and a rounded shell (all visible in binoculars)
The small turtle might have been a Map Turtle, but couldn't tell for certain
perhaps River Cooter or Florida River Cooter?
Trap in cove
Several individuals, mostly juveniles, basking in the sun on the river
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.