Saturday, September 10, 2011

Young spiny softshell turtle

Young spiny softshell turtle by alumroot
Young spiny softshell turtle, a photo by alumroot on Flickr.

A young turtle from a nest recovered at Fish Lake, Livingston Co, Michigan in 1993. This one is about 1.5 inches (carapace length) at this point. It was about 3 inches when released back to the lake. Even at this size they are quite ill-tempered.

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