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Laying eggs in a pile of landscaping wood chips.
After rainstorm 80 deg. early afternoon.

May. 31, 2012 09:53:20 -0400
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Snapping Turtle - Photo (c) Karim Rezk, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
awebster's ID: Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)
Posted by awebster over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Too distant to confirm ID, but she's sure making those chips fly!

Posted by molajen over 2 years ago (Flag)
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You must be looking at it on your phone, the tail in the 2nd photo confirms the ID.

Posted by awebster over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Snapping Turtle - Photo (c) Karim Rezk, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
molajen's ID: Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)
Posted by molajen over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Agreed - there's those dinosaur-like triangles. Would you be willing to post on my project, Weird or What?

Posted by molajen over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Having seen a snapping turtle's claws up close and personal earlier this week, I'm not surprised she can make the chips fly! Thanks for sharing on Weird or What?

Posted by molajen over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Snapping Turtle - Photo (c) Karim Rezk, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
field_daze's ID: Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)
Posted by field_daze over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Snapping Turtle - Photo (c) Karim Rezk, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
awebster's ID: Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)
Snapping Turtle - Photo (c) Karim Rezk, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
Community ID: Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)
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