NANFA-- Turtle ID from Little River, AL

Bruce Stallsmith (
Thu, 30 May 2002 21:55:31 -0400

I finally realized what the aquatic turtles are that we saw in the Little
River, AL, last Saturday. They're probably common musk turtles, Sternotherus
odoratus. They don't get very big and the ones we saw may well have been
adult males, about 9-10 cm long. This species can be found well to the north
of AL, so it's not surprising to find it in the relatively cold waters of
the Little River. The only other herps I think we saw were toads, probably
only American but maybe a Fowlers too.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A
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