I was driving along and noticed this large snapping turtle attempting to cross the road so I pulled over and helped. The turtle made it safely to the other side without being bothered by any more traffic. My sister was nice enough to snap a photo. :)
Found dead on shore of Baldwin Pond.
Common Snapping Turtle
Red Wing, Minnesota
Found this hatchling snapper .
*Recently changed to Eastern Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)
Sunrise Hike to Cattail Pond I observed this snapping turtle in cattail pond before Sunrise
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).