Meet Marco

2006-08-09 08:41:00 +0000

Image: Meet Marco.

When I came home from my vacation in Utah and Idaho, Marco was already a resident in my apartment. Marco is from Florida.

I have determined that Marco is a Pseudemys floridana peninsularis, a peninsula cooter. And I think Marco is female.

Some more information: My roommateʼs fiancée recently went to Florida on business, and Iʼm not sure about the details, but either she or someone else brought me this turtle.

Marco is about 2-3 inches long. I havenʼt gotten my ruler out yet.

Someone else named her Marco, because she is from Marco Island, and everyone thought she was a boy because no one knew how to tell if a turtle is male or female.