Kinosternon arizonense Arizona Mud Turtle
near La Colorada, Sonora, MexicoAugust 19, 2017
Arizona Mud Turtle (Kinosternon arizonense) Arizona Mud Turtle (Kinosternon arizonense)
This goofy turtle was at the edge of the road at dusk. It had pulled in its limbs and head, no doubt mocking our attempts to get a decent photo. However, we knew that others in our group would want to photos of it also, so we put it into a bucket that we were carrying for this purpose, screwed the lid on, and continued our drive. We stayed out later than everyone else, and by the time we were heading back past the spot where we had found the turtle, everyone else had already gone back to our hotel in Hermosillo. So we released the turtle, and were very pleasantly surprised to discover that it was now in a mood to strike some poses for us. Vogue!
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