Wednesday, December 03, 2014
FLORIDA SOFTSHELL TURTLE
Taken with my old beloved Oly C-740 UZ back in September 2007, the first three shots are of the first time I ever saw one of these- and in the wild. At first, all I could see was the front of the head and the neck fading away into the murky water. Totally freaked me out! Strangest looking thing ever! It was quite a while before its shell became visible and I saw it was simply some very strange sort of turtle. These pictures show more than the naked eye could see "live".
Last Tuesday, the one pictured below was swimming behind the boat as we pulled out of the Visitors Center Dock at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park.