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Spiny Softshell Turtle

Apalone spinifera

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43 Comments (1–25)

maplemoth662 5 years ago

muy hermoso....

LisaPowers 10 years ago

Thanks everyone! These are very interesting turtles.

Congratulations Lisa!

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

Lovely one! Congrats Lisa!

MacChristiansen 10 years ago

Congratulations Lisa on SOTD

JillBlack 10 years ago

Congratulations Lisa on SOTD wonderful photos

Liam 10 years ago

Great spotting, Lisa! Congrats on SOTD!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 10 years ago

Love it congratulations Lisa :)

AshleyT 10 years ago

Congrats Lisa, love softshells :)

LeanneGardner 10 years ago

Congrats Lisa! Lovely turtles & beaut photos :)

LisaPowers 10 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 10 years ago

Awesome spotting :)

SandraPereira 10 years ago

Congrats Lisa !!

RiekoS 10 years ago

Great spotting. They are really nice. Congratulations !

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 10 years ago

Great shots, Lisa - Congratulations !

KdonGalay 10 years ago

Happy World Turtle Day!

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 10 years ago

Congratulations Lisa!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 10 years ago

Adorable turtles! Congrats!

NuwanChathuranga 10 years ago

Congratulations Lisa!!

LuisStevens 10 years ago

Congrats Lisa!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 10 years ago

Congratulations Lisa,

DigantaGogoi 10 years ago

just wow

KarenL 10 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.

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 10 years ago

make that the weirdest reptiles on the planet!

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 10 years ago

the weirdest turtles on the planet...

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Alabama, USA

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

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