CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Peninsula Cooter Turtle (Pseudemys peninsularis)
aka Pseudemys floridana subspecies peninsularis
Endemic to Florida (http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/recreation/species/reptiles.pdf)
Florida has approved strong conservation measures for freshwater turtles. prohibited is taking species that look similar to the imperiled species, which include common snapping turtles and cooters.