Herpetofauna - One Life's List

Florida Cooter
Pseudemys floridana floridana

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 - they were long gone.
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