HOW DO THEY SPEND THEIR TIME? Both female and male soft-shell turtles eat crayfish, snails, frogs, fish, and even baby ducks. They spend most of their time in the waters of lakes, ponds, and ditches. This drawing shows you the shape of a soft-shelled turtles shell. It does not go all the way to the edge of his pancake shape. Thats why his shell seems so soft.
Behler, John L. And F. Wayne King. The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Reptiles & Amphibians. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1992.
Conant, Roger and Joseph Williams. Reptiles and Amphibians. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1991.
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