Three-Toed Turtle - E. of Mokane, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 40.774 W 091° 51.688
15S E 599031 N 4281834
Quick Description: Many, many miles from my home...out in the Missouri River flats....
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 10/10/2017 5:07:37 AM
Waymark Code: WMWT68
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
Views: 5

Long Description:

County of crossing: Callaway County
Location of crossing: MO-94, about ½ mile E. of Mokane

Cruseing down MO-94, headed for the supposed site of an old AME church (African Methodist Episcopal) I spotted this little guy frozen in the highway.
I blocked the highway with my car, got out, took the shy fellows photo and air lifted him to the grass (of course in the same direction he was already going).

This little guy is so young he has yet to acquire the color on his shell, the small markings were there...but almost no color.
And yes, he is a Three-Toed, not a Common Box turtle...
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Months most seen crossing: Not listed

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