Tuesday, May 4, 2021

May 4, 2021

I am a Peninsular Cooter, 
I live in swamps and other fresh water
I am strictly an herbivore, I never eat fish
Plants are the only thing that I will slaughter*

*As described in the link below, humans are one of the Peninsular Cooter's predators. Fishermen are known to shoot Cooters on the mistaken belief that turtles kill and eat game fish. 

Location: Turkey Creek Sanctuary, Palm Bay

Sources: https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Pseudemys_peninsularis/

Photo and text © 2021 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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