We had seen several of these in Six-mile Cypress Slough Preserve yesterday but didn't have an opportunity to photograph one close. Unfortunately, we found this one recently expired in someones front lawn along W. Gulf Drive on Sanibel today. It didn't have any obvious outward wounds; cause of death is unknown. The carapace on this one was about 10-12" long.
North Pond. Despite signs that prohibit feeding the wildlife, these turtles flock to the boardwalk at the first sign of visitors.
Large adult – carapace length of 11". Was brought to me by a friend and released near its place of capture.
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.