A Cooter is a " Gopher " Turtle . A land Turtle that lives in burrows usally near swamps and lakes .
The word " Cooter " is usally used in the Southeastern USA to describe the " Gopher " Turtle .
In recent years it has found it's way into slang as a synonym for Vagina ( pussy )
Also in the deep South it can have another meaning refering to an old hard working southern man ( aka Red Neck ) who is drunk .
" Look over yander y'all , there's a Cooter going in that hole "
" Man I bet da bitch gots some fine Cooter " !
"yo , I gots some of dat Cooter Pop " !
" Hey y'all , Bill's drunk as a cooter "
" Mr. Johnson , he's a hard working old coot ( er ) "