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Spiny Softshell Turtle

Apalone spinifera


This very large turtle came walking across my patio today. ID is the best of my knowledge.

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AshleyT 6 years ago

Definitely a spiny softshell, you can clearly see the character that it gets its name from: all the bumps on the front end of the carapace.

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Spotted on Jun 15, 2015
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