Reptile-Amphibian #23 — Florida Red-bellied Turtle

chrysemys nelsoni

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Blue Spring Run — Blue Spring State Park, Florida

Several of these large turtles were sunning themselves on fallen logs in the run near the St. Johns River. A couple large alligators were nearby, and the turtles seemed to be keeping their eyes on them. An Anhinga stood on a nearby log drying its wings, and several West Indian Manatees were grazing and lazing in the water.

Florida Red-bellied Turtles and an alligator in Blue Spring Run

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