Yellow Mud Turtle Kinosternon flavescens

Great for the ecosystem! Mud turtle poop actually helps fertilize the soil in areas near the water.

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ORIGIN:
Midwest United States

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HABITAT:
Freshwater habitats

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
Up to 14 oz
Length: 10-15 cm

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DIET:
Fish, shrimp, snails and clams

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PREDATORS:
Skunks, raccoons, snakes and large fish

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Release a potent smell when threatened

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REPRODUCTION:
Lay 3-6 eggs at one time

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THREATS:
Habitat loss

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 15 yrs in wild

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8225 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940

phone: 321.254.9453

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