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Ocelot II

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19. This one was a northern spiny softshell, which I found in Lake Pepin,
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 05:19 PM
Mar 2021

a wide spot in the Mississippi River between Minnesota and Wisconsin. They are not endangered, but its relative, the smooth softshell (Apalone mutica) is of "special concern" in the area, though it's not on the federal endangered species list.

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