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Sternotherus odoratus


Small turtle that is mostly black with yellow stripes on the face.


Caught in a swamp with lots of bald cypress.

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Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 9 years ago

Ah! :-)

AshleyT 9 years ago

Thanks Neil! Fyn, if you ever had one in your hand you would understand the name. They are very stinky! Their other name is common musk turtle, but I think stinkpot is more suiting :)

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 9 years ago

I have never understood the name...

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 9 years ago

Excellent. Great spotting of this little fellow. Very odd name.

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Uncertain, Texas, USA

Spotted on Apr 21, 2014
Submitted on Apr 25, 2014

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