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Florida softshell turtle

Apalone ferox


a widespread species and occupies almost every freshwater habitat, even tolerating some brackish environments; however, it is not often found in water with strong currents, preferring habitats with slow-moving or still water.


This was a pretty large one that was swimming close to the boardwalk.

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Homestead, Florida, United States

Spotted on Jan 17, 2022
Submitted on Jan 17, 2022

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