5.17.2008

Hanging Out With Turtles



Yellowbelly slider, Trachemys scripta (Thanks, Tom)
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Hey, baby!
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7 comments:

Tom said...

Awesome yellow bellied. It is so cool to see one that is from the wild, most of my experience has been with tank raised individuals. I was thinking though that the scientific name didn't look quite right Isn't the genus for sliders Trachemys?

Great images, I always am excited when your new posts pop up in my RRS reader, the herps in your part of the country are very cool.

Tom

swamp4me said...

Right you are, Tom! Sorry about that...the genus is indeed Trachemys. Senior moment, I guess ;)

nina said...

Sweet little turtlet.

swamp4me said...

nina,
I love baby turtles. They are just so sweet...

Melody said...

Wonderful photo of the slider, but then again, all your photos are wonderful. I always look forward to your postings.

SquirrleyMojo said...

hey swampy, we'll be headed down to the outer banks in a couple of weeks--anything i should check out?

swamp4me said...

Melody,
Glad you like the photo and thanks for the compliment!

SQ,
It's been a while since our last trip to the OBX. When we do go we tend to hit the few remaining natural spots like Pea Island and Nags Head Woods. But, if you are coming down Hwy. 17 you can stop by and see me at the work swamp. Drop me a line at swamp4me [at] gmail {.} com and I'll tell you where to stop.