This little turtle was down at the soggy, but not deep pond the other day. I snatched him up for a few embarrassing ID type photos and then released him.
I never did get a photo of him arching his surprisingly long neck back and over his carapace while trying to get a bite of me.
It was impressive.
These turtles eat small aquatic critters, like snails and crawfish.
Apparently it likes poo too.
One web site had this statement about mud turtles ... "It is sometimes seen feeding on manure, which accounts for it being referred to as the "Cow Dung Cooter".
There are better nick names out there, for sure.
"Cow Dung Cooter" makes "Mud Turtle" sound positively poetic.
Now I must come out of my shell and go back to painting the house.
Enjoy YOUR Saturday!