With a pointed snout and a leathery shell, the Spiny Softshell Turtle is certainly one of Vermont’s odder-looking reptiles. It is also listed as Threatened in Vermont. Steve Parren of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department joins Sara Zahendra and Kent McFarland to talk about natural history and conservation of the Spiny Softshell Turtle.
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- Vermont Fish And Wildlife Department facts about the Eastern Spiny Softshell Turtle.
- A printable pamphlet about the turtles from the Vermont Fish And Wildlife Department.
- Add your own turtle sightings to iNaturalist Vermont, a project of the Vermont Atlas Of Life.
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