Red-bellied Cooters

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Red-bellied cooters at North Point State Park, Maryland on October 21, 2015.

Red-bellied cooters are a common sight in Maryland and can be found in fresh and brackish water. They are usually shy and will slide off their logs into the water when approached.

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Red-bellied cooters at North Point State Park, Maryland on October 21, 2015.
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2 thoughts on “Red-bellied Cooters

  1. Very nice photos, Chris. Very crisp, and love the clarity. They all have their backs turned to you – probably because of the angle you chose to shoot from…or maybe they were really shy as you mentioned. It does look like they have smooth and shiny shells.

    In the first photo the first one looks very cheeky, standing on top of the other one like that. Great timing, and I”m sure that kind of play went on for a few seconds 🙂

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