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Florida Chicken Turtle

Deirochelys reticularia chrysea

Description:

This is the Floridian subspecies of the chicken turtle, Deirochelys reticular chrysea. I don't see many of these around -- at least not as much as the standard cooter/slider fellas, but they're there. Just less obvious in my experiences. On this day, heavy rains had lured the turtle up to State Road 44 somewhere west of Interstate 95. I have to approximate the location on this one, as I forgot to record it on this day. [janson jones http://dusttracks.com]

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See Also: http://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/39764-De....


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5 Comments

jansonjones
jansonjones a year ago

Thanks, all! I'll work on focusing more on turtles, Neil. I admit I pass by them far too often... Grand Bay certainly has its share and I *do* still have a ton of old photos to go through. Definitely some material to post, though I need to get cracking on new stuff!

NeilDazet
NeilDazet a year ago

Nice chicken turtle. I expect more turtle spottings from you!

TanyaGuiler
TanyaGuiler a year ago

never heard of this one before. great pics of it :)

LauraMaria
LauraMaria 2 years ago

He looks happy! What an odd mouth, neat turtle!

Atul
Atul 2 years ago

lovely stuff!

Florida, USA

Lat: 29.01, Long: -81.01

Spotted on Oct 8, 2005
Submitted on Mar 23, 2012

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