More Terrapins at Falmer

It’s about a week since I posted some photos of the local terrapins, and another sunny day brought three of them out into the open. Two of them are yellow-bellied sliders, but this first one is a different species (though I’ve no idea what). It’s larger than the other ones, and seemed to have broader rear legs/feet.

Terrapin basking at Falmer Pond

Terrapin basking at Falmer Pond

The yellow-bellieds stayed in the water most of the time, but one of them kept close to the shore (obviously tempted by the warm weather). Much as I don’t like seeing them in the pond for ecological reasons (they are voracious predators), they do make good photographic subjects especially when they stay close to the surface.

Terrapin in Falmer Pond

Yellow-bellied slider terrapin in Falmer Pond

Terrapin in Falmer Pond

Terrapin in Falmer Pond

Terrapin in Falmer Pond

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens.

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2 Comments

  1. Darko September 10, 2015 at 1:51 pm #

    It thought you might have some food 😀

  2. Words September 11, 2015 at 11:11 pm #

    Darko, I think this is the only inhabitant of the pond who doesn’t think that!