The dogs alerted us to something in the woods near the house. Here it was, climbing a branch:
Big slider turtle, Okra Paradise Farms, 10 June 2012
John S. Quarterman, Gretchen Quarterman,
Brown Dog, Yellow Dog,
Pictures by John S. Quarterman for Okra Paradise Farms.
It's a slider turtle, Trachemys scripta. Here it is in corn silk (we'd just been shucking corn):Continue reading