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Spiny softshell turtle

Apalone spinifera spinifera




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10 Comments

They love crustaceans and mollusc. Nice.

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 7 years ago

Jammu and Kashmir, India.

LeslieF
LeslieF 7 years ago

Interesting Harsha. It appears that yes they are carnivorous. The one we found was Michigan USA. Where was yours?

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 7 years ago

Hey! I have taken care of one for a few weeks, when I was a kid. (It was released in a jungle later.) It was found on the road and apparently had been run over by a car. It was very pretty. Used to dig out soil and go to sleep in the pit, stayed there till taken out. We tried feeding it with lettuce, but it would not eat. Then we left it in a tub with earthworms and he really enjoyed eating them. Are they carnivorous?

LauraMaria
LauraMaria 7 years ago

He's cute! That shell is beautiful, it makes me think of a sting ray, even the shape! What a wonderful creature :)

misako
misako 7 years ago

so cute!

courtneyhitson
courtneyhitson 7 years ago

Nice find!!

Carolina
Carolina 7 years ago

What a beautiful shell!

textless
textless 7 years ago

Great little face. :)

Dave-a-roni
Dave-a-roni 7 years ago

Aaahh, what a little cutie. Nice shot

Lawton, Michigan, USA

Lat: 42.17, Long: -85.85

Spotted on Sep 4, 2011
Submitted on Oct 3, 2011

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