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Florida Soft shell turtle

Apalone Ferox

Description:

The Florida softshell turtle typically has a dark brown to olive green, leathery carapace with a white or cream-colored underside, which visually conceals it from some predators. It has a long neck and an elongated head with a long snorkel-like nose.

Habitat:

The turtle is almost entirely aquatic, only emerging from the water to bask or to lay eggs. It prefers the still waters of ponds, streams, lakes, and swamps.

Notes:

All soft-shells it is very fast-moving in water and on land. This species is carnivorous, consuming fish, insects, crustaceans, and molluscs. It may also scavenge

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TTaylor
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TTaylor

Valdosta, Georgia, USA

Spotted on Oct 21, 2013
Submitted on Oct 21, 2013

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