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make that the weirdest reptiles on the planet!
the weirdest turtles on the planet...
WOW! Fantastic series. I love the turtle. Great first photo to really show his facial features. So cute.
Wow! What a beauty!
Thanks everyone! They are one of my favorite species of turtle!
Funny-looking, cute turtles :) You spot some very interesting critters!
What a great series of photos! The first one looks so Pixar. Great! I love it!
beautiful... looks very much similar to the mud flapshell turtles of India. :)
All very interesting. They are quite handsome turtles.
Thanks for the excellent info, Lisa.
They are wild turtles that were caught in a turtle trap during a research project and were temporarily held (< 3 days) for photographic purposes. They were released back into the wild where they were caught.
Then the question might be are they wild or captive because environment plays such a big role in their growth rate.
They have not reached sexual maturity yet but they are old enough to sex by their shell patterns. They still have some growing to do!
Okay, now I'm confused..Wiki says it's one of the largest fresh water turtles in NA...yet the turtles in your pics are smaller than the person's hand.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiny_softs...
Oh wow...a pretty small turtle...I'll look it up
ceherzog, they are sub-adult. They had not quite reached reproductive age.
Great photos... I love their faces!
I guess they're young 'uns? Beautiful! I always thought that in my next life I would become an entomologist...now I'm wondering...herpetology seems very cool!
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Spotted on Oct 4, 2011 Submitted on Oct 6, 2011
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