Driving along a road on Magnolia Plantation in South Carolina we got up close and personal. We were in a tram, although an hour later we walked this same trail. As many people should know, he wanted nothing to do with us and soon slid into the water.
Below is a buddy of his, that we came across later while walking, who brought his own lunch! Actually their metabolism is still very slow as they go through these winter months and they are not hungry until several days in warmer sunlight when they would eat one of these turtles. I am guessing the turtles know that.