Big Rocky Run ECLP Cabels Mill-by Mike Gregory

I found this female Sternotherus odoratus (Stinkpot) while exploring Big Rocky Run near Cabell’s Mill in Centerville.
Although one of our more common turtles, it is seldom seen do to it’s habit of staying on the bottom of bodies of water.
The Stinkpot gets it name from it’s ability to secrete a musk when handled.
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1 thought on “Big Rocky Run ECLP Cabels Mill-by Mike Gregory

  1. Well Mike that makes at least three different species I have seen in that stream so far. The coloration of these animals we recently encountered are incredible.

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