Saturday, September 3, 2011

On her own

On her own by alumroot
On her own, a photo by alumroot on Flickr.

This is one of the spiny softshell turtles (Apalone spinfera) I raised for a year before releasing. I have just released her (the pattern on the shell is just beginning to break up so I think she's a she) into her natal lake. Her shell was about 3 inches, and I was not too afraid that she might be eaten by the smallmouth bass in the lake.

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