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Looks more along the lines of an American black duck or a mottled duck.
Has a kind of adorable look on its face.
I have stated it was a captive specimen in the notes section.
Indeed it was the forehead spot, I only wished that I was able to get a head-on photo. The ears also seemed slightly stubbier than the eastern cottontails I've seen.
Thanks, they sure seemed like quite the little troublemakers.
Good thing you helped him, a turtle that young isn't likely to successfully cross a road. I'm always proud of turtle helpers.
Your heron theory isn't too far-fetched, but it looks like this individual had emerged from its nest just before you found it. It's not unlikely for a mother softshell to travel so far from water to lay her eggs.
Thanks guys, if I remember correctly his name was Chaos.
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