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Helped this spiny soft shell turtle crossing the road today. #softshellturtle #herpsofinstagram #floridaherps #floridaturtles #turtlesofinstagram
#daredevils 😈 #challengeaccepted ✅ #sorryforeatingyou #turtle #softshellturtle 🐢 #screamed in the middle of the #restaurant when i found the feet and head in the soup.. 😱😱 #ahhhh Only ate the shell part using onions to cover the feet! 🙄 #surprisingly #tasty #thankyou for the chinese lady who helped me and get the head out of my soup!! Ughhh #goosebumbs 😖
Tap for sound for this one 🐢 #turtlestyle
Spiny Softshell Turtle, Apolone spinifera, is a widely distributed water turtle common throughout the eastern 2/3 of Texas. These turtles are named for their characteristic leathery shell. Unlike the young turtle pictured, softshell turtles can grow to be quite large reaching lengths of over 24 inches. As veracious predators, they utilize a variety of aquatic insects, fish, amphibians, and reptiles for food. Spiny softshell turtles prefer mud or sand bottomed water bodies where they can bury themselves and utilize their long extended necks to reach the surface for air. This softshell turtle was discovered by our marketing & development manager, Kylie Rush, during a recent trip to one of our newest conservation easement projects (learn more about conservation easements: https://hillcountryconservancy.org/land-projects/conservationeasements/). // #WildlifeWednesday (on a Thursday) is curated by Hill Country Conservancy's conservation project manager, Romey Swanson // Photo courtesy of Romey Swanson // #conservation #conservetexasland #conservetexaswater #wildlife #water #waterconservation #turtle #turtles #turtletime #turtlesofinstagram #softshellturtle
Another national park checked ✔️ off from my bucket list 😍🤗 A shallow river that's constantly moving! The only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles coexist! Provides drinking water for 8 millions Floridians! Florida wild life in its purest form!!!! I will definitely be back for more adventures, as I was limited with my time! Love it here!!! #Photography #Nikon #nikonphotography #Morning #Nature #Bird #Flying #Green #Rain #Wetlands #Saturday #Homestead #Photos #Florida #Backyard #naturephotography #birdsofinstagram #wildgeography #wildlife #animals #nationalgeographic #wildgeography #Alligator #Crocodile #River #SoFlo #NationalPark #Everglades #NatureFanatic #SoftShellTurtle #EvergladesNationalPark
So this soft shell turtle is in my yard. I can only think it used to live in the creek behind my neighbors house but it no longer exists thanks to the new homes being built behind there. Hopefully it'll find it's way to water. #onlyinflorida #floridalife #softshellturtle
Unidentified Softshell Turtle (F. Trionychidae) @ Tampines Quarry This headless, decomposing carcass of a Softshell Turtle was found in the vegetation close to the water's edge in Tampines Quarry. Two native species of Softshell Turtles are present in Singapore, although they are restricted to the forest streams and swamps of the Central Nature Reserves. However, the most commonly encountered species of Softshell Turtles in Singapore are the non-native Chinese Softshell Turtles (Pelodiscus spp., formerly lumped under a single species, Pelodiscus sinensis), which are sold for human consumption and sometimes released into water bodies by well-meaning but misguided people. However, other non-native species of Softshell Turtles have also been recorded in Singapore, and were likely brought in by the illegal wildlife trade. #mondaymorgue #dailydecay #singapore #freshwater #Tampines #TampinesQuarry #softshellturtle #turtle #reptile #biodiversity #sgbiodiversity #wildlife
"Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out." -James Bryant Conant🐢 #worldturtleday #protectourshelledfriends #fredisperfect #softshellturtle #turtlesarelife #turtlesarelove #turtlepower
You know you're #country when ya eatin turtle nuggets for supper 😂 #softshellturtle #goodeatin #vittles #countrycookin
When sales agents are desperate to get anyone through their doors! #turtlecrossing #softshellturtle #keepmoving #onlyinflorida
Day 143/365 she is trying to keep him from having her eggs for breakfast #365photochallenge #365challenge #softshellturtle #crow #brevardcounty #canon📷 #canon #canonglass #florida
59/150: Spiny softshell turtles have a unique leathery shell which causes them to sometimes be called the pancake turtle! They can reach up to 54 cm and have a distinguishable snorkel like nose that allows them to stay submerged underwater for long periods of time. These turtles love the water thus are rarely seen far from lakes, rivers or creeks and may have huge ranges of habitat (some turtles have been known to travel 30 km from one end of their territory to another). They are able to get half of their oxygen supply directly through their skin so they can stay underwater for 5 hours! This Ontario native is listed as endangered because of habitat fragmentation and the loss of their nesting sites which are causing a dramatic decrease in their population. Currently their homes are being protected by the government and they are able to produce 20 eggs per year which will hopefully increase their population! #Canada150 #Biodiversity150 #WorldTurtleDay #turtle #softshellturtle #vertebrate #endangered #endangeredspecies #habitatloss #ontario
Love the fact my best friend is into turtles as much as Im into snakes and lizards 💚 here's his three-toed box & florida soft-shell #petsarethebest #petsarelife #pet #turtle #boxturtle #threetoedboxturtle #floridasoftshell #floridasoftshellturtle #softshellturtle #floridalife #floridaliving #florida #orlando #orlandofl #herplife #herptile
My niece @abby_mae_966 and I found an endangered species of turtle yesterday! Actually she found it and I almost walked right past because I was looking for snakes. Pretty nice lil guy. * #snakehunting #familytime #wedidntkillit #softshellturtle #wildlife #PETAapproved #nongmo #organic
This little one is just so fun to watch. Feisty, loves to swim and eat. #turtle #Albino #chinesesoftshellturtle #softshellturtle
One of the very first places I've visited in Central Florida, #wekiwasprings was with @dnyrev We went early one morning about 11 years ago and didn't even swim. Today we returned and he got to experience the water, finally. As usual, we made a friend. 🐢 #uncle #freediving #softshellturtle #springs
First turtle save of the season! This is a HUGE spiny soft shell turtle! First one I've ever rescued! . . . #turtle #turtles #turtlesave #softshellturtle #florida
Caught this baby soft shell turtle the other day! #softshellturtle #landsfordcanal #fishing🎣
銀ちゃんキーホルダー完成(笑) #すっぽん #softshellturtle #プラバン
Pookie treats others as nicely as they treat him...usually....😋 #softshellturtle #biggun #layingeggs #reptiles #circleoflife #850life
Someone found a turtle yesterday. He wasn't too sure about it. #mellow #softshellturtle #hesaweiner #mellymel #dogsofinstgram #dogsofinstaworld
Well that's not a catfish
すっぽん食べた!お肌ぷるぷる😌?生き血もしっかり飲んだよ♪ Suppon pot 🐢🍴(soft shelled turtle ?) good for health😘😂 #すっぽん #美味しい #生き血 #すっぽん鍋 #美容 #健康 #亀 #新潟 #かいの #古町 #西堀 #turtle #suppon #softshellturtle #japan #japanesefood #japaneseculture #japanesecuisine #healthyfoodshare #healthy #tasty #niigata
It's been very dry and now that we're starting to see some rain there are also female turtles looking to lay eggs! Both of these Turtles were hit by car today. As you can see by x-ray the softshell has eggs she will need to pass during her recovery with a broken arm as well as fractures to her carapace. Unfortunately the red belly slider did not make it but we were able to recover 17 eggs from her body this evening. Please be aware of Turtles crossing the street there's a good chance it's a female looking for a place to lay eggs. This is also why it's recommended you move the turtle or tortoise in the direction that it's going. Also female turtles and tortoises can have the eggs recovered if they are hit prior to laying and the sooner they are recovered the better chance they have of being incubated and successfully hatched. #swampgirl #swampgirladventures #turtle #eggs #florida #wildlife #rescue #reptile #animal #softshellturtle #slider #watchout
Soft-shell turtle sake...surrrreee, why not....tasted turtle-y. 🐢🍶 #sake #softshellturtle
なんだか楽しくって踊っちゃう #softshellturtle #すっぽん #爬虫類
Not exactly what I expected to catch on a spinner bait #softshellturtle #turtlefishing
Interesting fishing day. Went for gar, but this nice channel cat took my last gar bait. Can't complain though, I was also able to land a nice carp to use for future gar bait. Also caught a cray fish with a rod 😂 and a big ass turtle I thought was a baby gar. #fishingaddicts #channelcatfish #catfish #catfishing #crayfish #redclawcrayfish #carp #carpfishing #softshellturtle #turtle #outdoors #wildlife #texas
I found this baby #softshellturtle trying to cross the road at the state park this morning. I left him by the water. I hope he finds whatever adventure he's looking for.
Watch out for the soft shell turtle eggs/nest on USF Riverfront #4 fairway in the sugar sand area. #softshellturtle #floridaturtles #waterturtle #turtlenest #originalflorida #hillsboroughriver #usfriverfrontpark #hole4 #discgolf
道頓堀の路地裏にドッシリ構えるスッポン料理と寿司の老舗、 #丸元 さんで、 #すっぽん鍋 のコースをいただきました。 #生き血ワイン で乾杯、皮と腸の造りに肝と卵、この後鍋と雑炊まで堪能。😊 そして感謝。 #スッポン鍋 #すっぽん #スッポン #terrapin #softshellturtle #Tortuga #Черепаха #道頓堀 #Dotonbori
今日のスッポン⊂((・x・))⊃ #Japan #softshellturtle #instagood
Sheldon lifted his hut upright overnight. I don't think he had enough foresight to realize he would be trapping himself on one side of the tank! 😂 #softshellturtle #turtle #turtlesofinstagram