Florida Softshell Turtle (Apalone ferox)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Florida Softshell Turtle (Apalone ferox)

Large aquatic turtle.

Diet: plant material, fish, frogs, other amphibians, insects, and crustaceans

Learn: http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=1273

Shown swimming along side Florida Native Plant: American White Waterlily (Nymphaea odorata)

My take: http://www.beautifulwildlifegarden.com/when-wildlife-moves-on.html

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