Florida Softshell Turtle digging egg nest - Paynes Prairie State Park, Florida
Florida Softshell Turtle digging egg nest - Paynes Prairie State Park, Florida

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Caption   In preparation for laying eggs, a Florida Softshell Turtle (Apalone ferox) digs a nest hole in Paynes Prairie State Park, Florida, on the afternoon of April 11, 2016. On this day, numerous softshells were observed laying eggs on La Chua Trail. High water meant that the trail was the only dry land available for the turtles.
Photo Id   w6636-725b-e4d33
Date and Time   April 11, 2016   4:27 PM
Location   Paynes Prairie State Park, Florida
latitude 29° 35' 59.8" N       longitude 82° 18' 22.5" W
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Keywords   Florida Softshell Turtle, softshell turtle, Apalone ferox, turtle, reptile, animal, wildlife, mother, female, eggs, laying, hole, nest, dig, digging, La Chua Trail, Paynes Prairie, Paynes Prairie State Park, Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida, FL, United States
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