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Common Musk Turtle/Stinkpot

Sternotherus odoratus


I saw this male stinkpot basking on a log, which is not as common a sighting as seeing a red ear or a painted turtle basking. When I got closer he jumped in the water and hung out in the shallow waters. I had to grab him up out of the water real quick to snap a couple pictures and then I put him back to live out the rest of his days in the lake.

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AntónioGinjaGinja 8 years ago

great spotting bandhturtlesite,congrats

bandhturtlesite 8 years ago

Thanks for checking out the site. Yeah when I saw this guy hop in the water I knew it was worth getting a little wet to snag him for a pic.

NeilDazet 8 years ago

Great spotting! I love the Kinosternids. I also checked your website. Cool stuff. Bookmarked!

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Illinois, USA

Spotted on Apr 6, 2012
Submitted on Apr 7, 2012

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