Herpetofauna: One Life's List

Pseudemys floridana floridana
Florida Cooter

St. Mark's NWR, Wakulla Co.,
Florida. October 27, 2004

Sneaking up on aquatic turtles can be a real challenge.  They are very alert and head for the water if you get too close.  I took this shot of a pair of cooters before I attempted to get closer, slowly sneaking through waist-high grass.  About ten feet away I slowly raised up for a peek - and they were gone.

Later I was able to photograph a group of cooters, along with a Yellowbelly Slider.






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