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Florida Softshell

Apalone ferox


The Florida Softshell is a long-necked turtle whose shell is covered by soft, leathery skin rather than a hard plate. It is one of the fastest turtles on land. Its head, on its long neck, leads the way through the water and is often seen poking out of mud or sand with the rest of the body buried.


Seen at Wakadohatchee Wetlands Preserve.

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1 Comment

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 11 years ago

If you look at this photo from another perspective, it looks like the turtle's in space. :)

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Delray Beach, Florida, USA

Spotted on Jan 29, 2013
Submitted on May 15, 2013

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