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Spiny Softshell Turtle

Apalone spinifera

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43 Comments (1–25)

maplemoth662 4 years ago

muy hermoso....

LisaPowers 9 years ago

Thanks everyone! These are very interesting turtles.

Congratulations Lisa!

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Lovely one! Congrats Lisa!

MacChristiansen 9 years ago

Congratulations Lisa on SOTD

JillBlack 9 years ago

Congratulations Lisa on SOTD wonderful photos

Liam 9 years ago

Great spotting, Lisa! Congrats on SOTD!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 9 years ago

Love it congratulations Lisa :)

AshleyT 9 years ago

Congrats Lisa, love softshells :)

LeanneGardner 9 years ago

Congrats Lisa! Lovely turtles & beaut photos :)

LisaPowers 9 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 9 years ago

Awesome spotting :)

SandraPereira 9 years ago

Congrats Lisa !!

RiekoS 9 years ago

Great spotting. They are really nice. Congratulations !

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

Great shots, Lisa - Congratulations !

KdonGalay 9 years ago

Happy World Turtle Day!

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 9 years ago

Congratulations Lisa!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 9 years ago

Adorable turtles! Congrats!

NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

Congratulations Lisa!!

LuisStevens 9 years ago

Congrats Lisa!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Congratulations Lisa,

DigantaGogoi 9 years ago

just wow

KarenL 9 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 9 years ago

make that the weirdest reptiles on the planet!

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 9 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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