Mar 9 - Sunrise hike to cattail pond. I observed this turtle in cattail pond.
Even more interesting are observations when the ducks encountered the turtle.
They fled -swam/flew rapidly in the other direction....quacking loudly (dare I say screaming) Two of the mallards actually exited the pond and did not
re enter the water until ~ 30 min later. none of the ducks including the ring necked ducks and the gadwall would venture that end of the pond.
So is this a snapping turtle?
mar 8 sunrise hike at cedar ridge preserve. Red Eared Slider in cattail pond
Oneida Co., WI
Willow River State Park
It was captive but it should be wild here
Soft-shelled turtle found by fishermen
Turtles are reptiles of the order Chelonii or Testudines characterised by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs and acting as a shield.Turtle may refer to the chelonian order as a whole (American English) or to fresh-water and sea-dwelling chelonians (British English).