A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife
A small species of the family Kinosternidae. The three light stripes on the carapace may not be present in some individuals.
Canals, swamps, ditches, flooded fields, etc.
I observed this Striped Mud Turtle crossing the road in Everglades National Park during a rain shower.
Spotted on Aug 30, 2008
Submitted on Apr 29, 2011