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Spiny Softshell Turtle

Apalone spinifera




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43 Comments (1–25)

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 a year ago

muy hermoso....

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 6 years ago

Thanks everyone! These are very interesting turtles.

Congratulations Lisa!

Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

Lovely one! Congrats Lisa!

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 6 years ago

Congratulations Lisa on SOTD

JillBlack
JillBlack 6 years ago

Congratulations Lisa on SOTD wonderful photos

Liam
Liam 6 years ago

Great spotting, Lisa! Congrats on SOTD!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 6 years ago

Love it congratulations Lisa :)

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

Congrats Lisa, love softshells :)

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 6 years ago

Congrats Lisa! Lovely turtles & beaut photos :)

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 6 years ago

Thanks everyone! It was a rare opportunity to be able to photograph a male and female together. These were temporary captives that had been captured prior to a bridge replacement. They were released back onsite when the bridge foundation was completed.

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 6 years ago

Awesome spotting :)

SandraPereira
SandraPereira 6 years ago

Congrats Lisa !!

RiekoS
RiekoS 6 years ago

Great spotting. They are really nice. Congratulations !

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

Great shots, Lisa - Congratulations !

KdonGalay
KdonGalay 6 years ago

Happy World Turtle Day!
Congratulations

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 6 years ago

Congratulations Lisa!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 6 years ago

Adorable turtles! Congrats!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 6 years ago

Congratulations Lisa!!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 years ago

Congrats Lisa!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 6 years ago

Congratulations Lisa,

DigantaGogoi
DigantaGogoi 6 years ago

just wow

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

What a cool looking turtle! Congratulations Lisa, we have chosen this as our World Turtle Day spotting of the day! Thank you for sharing your great collection of herps, and for all of your contributions to the community!

The spiny softshell turtle is one of the largest freshwater turtle species in North America. It gets its name from the spiny, cone-like projections on the leading edge of its carapace.

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Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 6 years ago

make that the weirdest reptiles on the planet!

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 6 years ago

the weirdest turtles on the planet...

LisaPowers
Spotted by
LisaPowers

Alabama, USA

Lat: 32.32, Long: -86.90

Spotted on Oct 4, 2011
Submitted on Oct 6, 2011

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