We often stay at Blue Water Resort. Turtles, birds and alligators live in the lagoon in the middle of the resort buildings.
Turtles swim around in the lagoon and sun themselves at the edge.
This guy has found a piece of driftwood to relax on. This is a Yellow-bellied Slider Turtle. They are very common.
Here he is, close up.
“The yellow-bellied slider (Trachemys scripta scripta) is a land and water turtle belonging to the family Emydidae. This subspecies of pond slider is native to the southeastern United States, specifically from Florida to southeastern Virginia, and is the most common turtle species in its range. It is found in a wide variety of habitats, including slow-moving rivers, floodplain swamps, marshes, seasonal wetlands, and permanent ponds. Yellow-bellied sliders are popular as pets.”
There are quite a lot of them swimming around.
There were three of them on the wood, but they fell off. Or slid off on purpose…
This little baby Yellow-bellied Slider managed to get up on the edge to sun.
Here’s the little baby guy close up. If you had a pet turtle when you were a kid, it was probably a Yellow-bellied Slider. My turtle, Yertle was a Yellow-bellied Slider. My husband had Speedy.