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PHOTO OF THE MONTH - APRIL, 2012

MTexas Diamond-backed Terrapin - Malaclemys terrapin littoralis
The Texas Diamond-backed Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin littoralis)  a protected species in Texas
are restricted  to the  brackish  and salt  waters  of  the  coastal  marshes  along the Texas Gulf Coast.
Matthijs Hollanders of Houston, Tx. came  upon this female basking in a shallow  area while surveying
a coastal marsh in Galveston, County, Texas.                                              Photo by Matthijs Hollanders





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