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Soft-Shelled Turtle

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"Soft-Shelled Turtle is a reptile which belongs to the family of Trionychidae. This family consists one of the world's largest fresh water turtles. These species often lie buried in the mud and in shallow water. In Bharatpur National Park, the turtles are found in a pond inside the park. Length of shell is about 700 mm. Soft-shelled Turtle is distinctive in appearance, having flat, smooth, soft, and rubbery rounded shells that are usually similar to pancake. Its back is olive, dark green or gray and the plastron is white or pink in color. It has webbed feet, long necks and elongated proboscis-like snouts bearing the nostrils at the tip. Females are considerably larger than the males. Soft-shell Turtles are swift-moving carnivorous reptiles. The species lives in slow-flowing rivers or ponds with sand or mud bottom. Sometimes the turtle lies buried in mud or sand and occasionally emerge to bask in the sun. It is aggressive when captured and is capable of biting viciously. This footage is part of the professionally-shot stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of imagery from South Asia. The Wilderness Films India collection comprises of thousands of hours of high quality broadcast imagery, mostly shot on HDCAM 1080i High Definition, HDV and Digital Betacam. Write to us for licensing this footage on a broadcast format, for use in your production! We pride ourselves in bringing the best of India and South Asia to the world... wfi @ and