species description

River Cooter (Pseudemys concinna texana)

River Cooter (Pseudemys concinna texana)

River Cooter (Pseudemys concinna texana)

River Cooter (Pseudemys concinna texana)

River Cooter (Pseudemys concinna texana)

River Cooter (Pseudemys concinna texana)

Pink areas are fresh "road burn" from being hit by a car. Found in Harris County, Texas and was eventually released back into the wild.

River Cooter (Pseudemys concinna texana)

River Cooter (Pseudemys concinna texana)

Note deformed area on margin due to old healed injury.

Spiny Softshell (Apalone spinifera)

Spiny Softshell (Apalone spinifera)

Spiny Softshell (Apalone spinifera)

Spiny Softshell (Apalone spinifera)

Knobs on front edge of carapace visible. These knobs are what gives it the name "spiny" softshell.

Spiny Softshell (Apalone spinifera)

Spiny Softshell (Apalone spinifera)

Knobs on front edge of carapace visible. These knobs are what gives it the name "spiny" softshell.

Spiny Softshell (Apalone spinifera)

Spiny Softshell (Apalone spinifera)

Female hit by car. Fracture in carapace several inches long visible on her left side.

Texas Tortoise (Gopherus berlandieri)

Texas Tortoise (Gopherus berlandieri)

Texas Tortoise (Gopherus berlandieri)

Texas Tortoise (Gopherus berlandieri)

Adult male grazing.

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