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Florida Softshelled Turtle

Apalone ferox


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.


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


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

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beaker98 9 years ago

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

Heather Forsythe
Heather Forsythe 9 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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