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Spiny Softshell Turtle young

Posted on Sep 10, 2014

At this time last year we were fortunate to be able to record some Spiny Softshell Turtles (Apalone spinifera) like these hatching despite the fact many nearby nests and eggs had been devoured by predators – raccoons and skunks primarily. Thus far this September we have yet to see any hatching or sign of additional breeding whatsoever after some nesting occurred earlier this year. We’ll be watching!

Spiny Softshell-baby (1)

Spiny Softshell-baby (2)