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Chicken turtle - Deirochelys reticularia

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The chicken turtle is an uncommon freshwater turtle found in the southeast of the United States.
It is in the monotypic genus ''Deirochelys''. The name "chicken" turtle refers to the taste of their meat, which used to be popular in southern markets.

Similar species: Turtles And Tortoises
Species identified by Ernst
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Uploaded Sep 20, 2022. Captured Sep 16, 2022 10:09 in FVWH+WV Wedgefield, FL, USA.
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • f/13.0
  • 1/166s
  • ISO800
  • 250mm