1. Professor Turtle will teach you the difference!
Are you ready?
2. This is a chocolate chip pancake.
The presence of maple syrup in the vicinity is usually a good indicator that you’re dealing with a pancake and not a turtle.
3. This is a Gulf Coast spiny softshell turtle.
Unlike pancakes, turtles have a head and limbs. Things get tricky sometimes, however; always double-check your specimen for batter runoff masquerading as body parts.