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Common Musk Turtle

Sternotherus oderatus


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


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 7 years ago
Common Musk Turtle
Sternotherus oderatus

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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 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 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!

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

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