Sunbathing


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This Texas Spiny Softshell turtle (Apalone spinifera emoryi) was taking full advantage of the sunshine at the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. While preferring to lounge in fresh water, these turtles sunbathe not only to warm up but to reduce ectoparasites.

Categories: Nature Notes

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