Saturday, November 6, 2010

Weekend Reflections - Turtle in the Sun

Painted Turtle, Slider, Cooter?  They look pretty much the same, the main difference being the size.  If there is an expert in the house please name these fellows.

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Sylvia K said... [Reply to comment]

What a fantastic capture! I love the turtle and he is a big one! Great reflection for the day! Hope your weekend is good!


Shirley said... [Reply to comment]

Cute! I like wildlife in photos that fit the memes. Have a great weekend.

Francisca said... [Reply to comment]

What a great shot, Bill! I can't imagine one often sees three turtles on a pier! I don't know the first thing about turtles and had never even heard/seen the words slider or cooter before. You won't believe this, but I spent 20 minutes looking it up, because after my own tortoise (land turtle) post some weeks ago, I thought it was rather fascinating. I think I learned that "turtle" is the most generic name for this reptile. I couldn't enlarge your photo enough to see the various identifiers, but you may want to look here: Super post for Weekend Reflections.

Sharon's Mum Anne said... [Reply to comment]

The one nearest the camera looks as though he/she is "galloping" off in high dudgeon. I wonder what's irritated it?

I know absolutely nothing about turtles - we used to keep terrapins when the kids were young
and that's the closest I get to any knowledge!

Joan Elizabeth said... [Reply to comment]

This is the second blog I've visited today with turtles in it. I don't see them anywhere I visit so lovely to see them.

Lesley said... [Reply to comment]

great find to see three together like this! it is hard to tell, the red slider mark is not very clear, but I think that is what the the two on the right might be. the dried out one may be a cooter as his back look flatter.

Fabien said... [Reply to comment]

Nice picture

DrillerAA said... [Reply to comment]

How about Moe, Larry, & Curly or
Larry, Darrell & Darrell? But, you're probably looking for something different.
Great capture. Have a wonderful week-end.

DrillerAA said... [Reply to comment]

Seriously, I think they're all River Cooter Turtles.

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

They are enjoying the sunshine. Great pic Bill.

Jan n Jer said... [Reply to comment]

Great shot, love to watch the turtles enjoying the sun.

Springman said... [Reply to comment]

Just warming the blood!