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Spiny Softshell Turtle No. 1 STOCK

By slephoto
A Spiny Softshell Turtle (specifically an Apalone spinifera spinifera) at the Salisbury, MD zoo. This's a bit fuzzy from shooting thru the glass.

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Image details
Image size
4050x3150px 6.51 MB
Shutter Speed
1/30 second
Focal Length
48 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Mar 17, 2012, 10:50:20 AM
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xxbabyfatxx's avatar
I actually went fishing one time and I caught this, me and my dad didn't know what the heck it was but it kind scared us. lol we took the hook out of its mouth and put it back in. Good to know what it is now though.
WilderGothica's avatar
I've never seen something like this before.
slephoto's avatar
They're pretty nifty animals. :)
WilderGothica's avatar
How can it be soft? Where do these things live?
slephoto's avatar
Click its name, it goes to a Wikipedia article on the species. They live all over.
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