Northern Red-bellied Cooter (Pseudemys rubriventris)

Northern Red-bellied Cooter (Pseudemys rubriventris)

Record Information
Created: July 22nd, 2018 - 11:06 AM
Last Modified: July 29th, 2018 - 04:15 PM
Entered by: Marlin Corn
Record # 146588


Observation Information
County: Philadelphia County
Time: 2018-07-17 13:30:00
Qty: <10
Age: Adult
Sex: --
Air Temperature: 88.00F
Cloud Cover: Few clouds
Weather Conditions: Calm
Elevation: 7.00ft
Habitat: moat


I watched this turtle eat a piece of leaf from an aquatic plant - it bit one piece out of a leaf then submerged to swallow it - interesting how it was able to snap a piece out of the middle of the leaf, not from the edge. In the series of photos I missed the actual biting of the leaf, but you can see a hole in the leaf that was not there in previous photo.