Florida Softshell TurtlesteemCreated with Sketch.

in #reptiles3 years ago

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We found this baby softshell turtle near our home. He was not much larger than my clenched fist.

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He was far from water and his shell was very dirty.

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He was alert but apprehensive regarding the photo shoot.

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Wonderful texture on his cute little feet.

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Don't worry little buddy, we are going to release you in a nice pond in our backyard.

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We let him go on the edge of the pond and he dashed into the water and burrowed beneath the mud within seconds.

All pictures taken by @rawruss with a Nikon D3400 w/ 40mm macro lens. Don't retreat into your shell! Explore!

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Thank you! I have never seen a softshellturtle before!


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