Archive

Turtles

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Striped Mud Turtle (Kinosternon bauri)

Striped Mud Turtle (Kinosternon baurii)

Jorja found this one under the live oak tree.  I’ve had them dig and nest in the past but despite protecting and monitoring locations, haven’t seen any eggs hatch. These are a pretty shy bunch.  They shut themselves into the shell until you go away.

Learn: https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/163429/97379931

Learn more: http://srelherp.uga.edu/turtles/kinbau.htm

Shown under Florida Native Plant: LIVE OAK (Quercus virginiana)

My take: https://floridawildlifegardentails.wordpress.com/2018/10/26/in-the-garden-three-stripes-and-youre-out/

Striped Mud Turtle (Kinosternon bauri)

###

Advertisements