Monday, January 27, 2014

A Striped Mud Turtle

A striped mud turtle (Kinosternon baurii), pictured above, seen crossing through our back yard this afternoon. This species, restricted to the southeast, wanders farther from water than most mud turtles. By the way, our back yard is muddy after heavy rains, but is normally quite dry, as it was today. Temperatures were in the seventies, but may get near freezing overnight tomorrow.