Thursday, December 5, 2013

C is for Cooter, (A large freshwater turtle)

C is for Cooter
This month's theme of Doodles, my facebook drawing group, are creatures that live in or near water, done alphabetically. I like to find obscure things to draw, so here is the Cooter.   The word, "Cooter" stems from the African "Kuta" meaning turtle in Bambara and Malinke languages. It is thought that African slaves called turtles "Kutas" and the word, in certain areas of the United States, evolved into "Cooter". 

(I think if I'd had a son, I might have named him "Cooter".)

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