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Florida softshell turtle

Apalone ferox

Description:

The Florida softshell turtle is a species of softshell turtle native to the southeastern United States, and is one of the fastest turtles to move on land.

Habitat:

Wakodahatchee wetlands, FL

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5 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Thanks Neil & Cammie!

Cammie C. Jeffries
Cammie C. Jeffries 8 years ago

Fantastic shots! I can't imagine seeing multiple turtles of that size!

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 8 years ago

Great turtle spotting Karen! Love it!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Thanks Nancy! The largest of these was about 14" long I guess.

auntnance123
auntnance123 8 years ago

Very cool turtles. This one looks to be fairly young as the spots are still visible on the shell.

KarenL
Spotted by
KarenL

Deerfield Beach, Florida, USA

Spotted on May 24, 2012
Submitted on May 25, 2012

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