Classification
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All Names

  • English
    • Common Snapping Turtle
    • North American Snapping Turtle
    • Snapping Turtle
  • Scientific Names
    • Chelydra serpentina
    • Chelonura serpentina
    • Chelydra emarginata
    • Chelydra lacertina
    • Chelydra osceola
    • Chelydra serpentina osceola
    • Chelydra serpentina serpentina
    • Devisia mythodes
    • Emysaura serpentina
    • Macrochelys lacertina
    • Macroclemys lacertina
    • Testudo serpentaria
    • Testudo serpentina
  • Spanish
    • Tortuga lagarto
  • French
    • tortue serpentine

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Recent observations

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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tbrock

Date

June 10, 2016 04:04 PM CDT

Description

Large adult female, missing right hind leg - old, healed injury.

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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mtclymer

Date

June 15, 2016 07:05 AM MDT

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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raycharles

Date

June 30, 2016 08:21 PM EDT

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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cgritz

Date

June 30, 2016 09:54 AM CDT

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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liisv

Date

June 28, 2016 12:20 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Turtle stooped middle gravel 32E Prawda School Rd between 12N & 16N. Rapidly continued east when car arrived close. Largest live one I have seen, at least 40 cm carapace, amazing tail & neck. Habitat wet overgrown field to west & full flowing drain to east.

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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falcon427

Date

June 30, 2016 09:28 AM EDT

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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eliz_kligge

Date

June 29, 2016 01:55 PM EDT

Description

Vulture seen feeding on this carcass in a shallow area of the creek

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What

Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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winterwren

Date

June 9, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Snapping turtle nest site. Traffic cone for scale- it's about 18 inches tall.

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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suezq

Date

June 28, 2016 07:07 PM CDT

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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riversedge

Date

June 20, 2016 08:47 PM CDT

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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perry3

Date

June 28, 2016 09:46 AM EDT

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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marthar

Date

June 15, 2015 03:09 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Laying eggs at side of the road.

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Description from Wikipedia

The common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) is a large freshwater turtle of the family Chelydridae. Its natural range extends from southeastern Canada, southwest to the edge of the Rocky Mountains, as far east as Nova Scotia and Florida. This species and the larger alligator snapping turtle are the only two species in this family found in North America (though the common snapping turtle, as its name implies, is much more widespread).

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