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Florida Softshelled Turtle

Apalone ferox

Description:

This is the largest of the New World softshelled turtles and has most of the Old World characteristics. They start to nest between March to July.

Habitat:

Picture was taken at the Orlando Wetlands Park in Christmas, FL.

Notes:

It is possibly a female looking for a place to lay her eggs.

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2 Comments

beaker98
beaker98 7 years ago

Whoa! Looks like a pretty big one! Nice capture.

Heather Forsythe
Heather Forsythe 7 years ago

Very cool!

Rosa Maria
Spotted by
Rosa Maria

Orlando, Florida, USA

Spotted on Apr 25, 2014
Submitted on Apr 25, 2014

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