Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Awwww! Look at the Baby!

Today we were conducting a little pond exploration and found the cutest little baby turtle.

Not much bigger than a quarter, this little cutie will pack a punch when it gets a bit older. The common name is Stinkpot or Common Musk Turtle, Sternotherus odoratus, because when they are disturbed they tend to give off a scent similar to a skunk's "perfume". If you would like to see one that is a little bigger, you can check out a post I had earlier this summer.StumbleUpon

1 comment:

Blue Heron Moon said...

Soooo cute and tiny. Thanks for sharing.