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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

July 10, 2018

Location: Vero Beach, Lagoon Greenway

I am a Florida Red-bellied Cooter
There are many threats to my existence.
Pollution, loss of habitat, the pet trade,
And fire ants who invade my residence.

Sources: The Red List - Pseudemys nelsoni (Florida Red-bellied Cooter, Florida Redbelly Turtle)

Photo and text © 2018 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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