Albino Florida soft shell turtle(Apalone ferox). Florida softshells are the largest North American softshells. The Florida softshell is likely to be found in large sinkhole ponds, large lakes, and large karst springs and their slow-flowing, vegetation-choked river channels.
Photo credit: Snakes at Sunset
Fused skulls on display at the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia.
Obscura Society New York: Road Trip to Philadelphia
Medical oddities, an antique operating theater and the ruins of America’s very first penitentiary: Atlas Obscura is headed back to Philly!
In response to popular demand, we’re driving back down south for a full day exploration highlighting a few of our very favorite Philadelphia listings. Featuring the anomalies and curiosities of the Mutter Medical Museum, Pennsylvania Hospital’s antique surgical theater (the oldest in the nation) and the notorious cells of Eastern State Penitentiary, this excursion is not for the squeamish or the faint of heart!