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Florida Softshell Turtle

Description:

About the size of a dinner plate.

Habitat:

They were in the same pond as some alligators.

Notes:

Their neck was quite long!

1 Species ID Suggestions

Florida Softshell Turtle
Apalone ferox


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4 Comments

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 9 years ago

...from babies to adults! Now all you have left to do is edit the fotos with the proper genus and species and you are all set! Best of luck to you!

chebeague7
chebeague7 9 years ago

very cool! how big?

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 9 years ago

this is definitely the Florida Softshell Turtle as bandhturtlesite suggests. Here is a link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida_sof...
I know this one very well. I lived on Sanibel for ten years. There are no other species that resemble the one in your photo

chebeague2
chebeague2 9 years ago

thanks blaise!

chebeague2
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chebeague2

Sanibel, Florida, USA

Spotted on Apr 20, 2012
Submitted on Apr 20, 2012

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