- Jun 26, 2014
Thanks. It reminds me of a giant bonsai.Cool. First, I like the cedar tree in your front yard.
OK second, and more on point...that is neither and eastern mud turtle, nor a Mississippi mud turtle.
I'm fairly certain you have in your hand a male YELLOW mud turtle Kinosternon flavescens.
Yellow muddies are great animals and very long lived.
Check with Markw84 or Mark1 to confirm.