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Spiny softshell turtle

Apalone spinifera spinifera

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They love crustaceans and mollusc. Nice.

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 9 years ago

Jammu and Kashmir, India.

LeslieF 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 years ago

so cute!

courtneyhitson 9 years ago

Nice find!!

Carolina 9 years ago

What a beautiful shell!

textless 9 years ago

Great little face. :)

Dave-a-roni 9 years ago

Aaahh, what a little cutie. Nice shot

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Lawton, Michigan, USA

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

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