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2009-09-04-Green-Cay

A small Red-bellied Turtle opening wide.

Turns out that Chicken Turtles and other look alike's can not open very wide and thus are not a danger to ducklings and other small water birds.

Soft Shelled Turtles on the other hand can open real wide and often prey on young birds on the surface of the water.

2009 by Peter Schulz