Warm early-Spring weather has started bringing some of the residents of the Turtle Survival Center out to soak up the sun's rays. You can always Thank Goodness It's Friday when you know Spring is on the way!
"Many of the Gulf Coast rivers in the Southeast US harbor these little gems. Each major river system from the Apalachicola to the Pearl holds its own species of megacephalic map turtle. Because the genus is highly aquatic and seldom ventures far from water, they were isolated in these rivers for enough time to speciate in each. The Pascagoula is home to the Pascagoula map turtle ( gibbonsi), named after one of my former herpetology professors at UGA. This young turtle was caught by a buddy of mine, @wishardmatt, and released after a few photos.
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