Basking on rocks at edge of small pond next to education building. No photo.
This one was really driving me crazy to try and identify. I might just not have enough quality photo data here to get an ID. This place is called "Beaver Marsh Pond". You can see that it's fairly land-locked. There are two large Beaver Lodges that my wife and I sat and watched at Dusk. It was very distant from where you can stand on the trail so it was very difficult to get these shots, even at 400mm with a 1.4 extender. I left the Heron in the shots for some to show the scale of the turtle. The carapace being notched in the back confuses me. You can also see a hint of Red in some places near the inside of the shell too. It appeared like this turtle was doing some digging perhaps to lay eggs? Would love some help on this one.
Two individuals, sunning next to each other. Not 100% confident of ID.
An adult female Northern Red-bellied Cooter from Burlington County, New Jersey.
saw a bunch of yellow bellied sliders but also saw a few of these turts
The northern red-bellied turtle (Pseudemys rubriventris) or American red-bellied turtle is a species of turtle in the Pseudemys(cooter) genus of the Emydidae family.