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Common Musk Turtle

Sternotherus oderatus

Habitat:

Found her crossing a road down from our lake, in Nashville Indiana.

Notes:

Guessing female from the tail and she is probably did or is laying eggs :) she was trying to bite me as soon as I helped move her out of our road

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reiffdrum
reiffdrum 7 years ago
Common Musk Turtle
Sternotherus oderatus


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4 Comments

AmityHood
AmityHood 7 years ago

Oh I can imagine! Trying to survive :) my 3 year old was so excited and amazed how big she was!

suzmonk
suzmonk 7 years ago

I can sympathize, AmityHood ... I've rescued a couple of ungrateful snapping turtles from traffic who did the same thing. And hissed! But, to be fair, it must be alarming to be lifted up into the air.

AmityHood
AmityHood 7 years ago

Just updated it! She was turning that neck around to bite me as soon as I moved her out of the traffic! I haven't seen a turtle like this so I was very excited

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Nice spotting - where did you see it? Could you please add that information to the habitat section? Thanks!

AmityHood
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AmityHood

Indiana, USA

Spotted on Jun 1, 2014
Submitted on Jun 1, 2014

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