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    • 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
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    • Snapping Turtle
    • North American Snapping Turtle
    • Common Snapping Turtle
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Recent observations

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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June 12, 2014

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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June 30, 2013

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

wonder_al

Date

May 28, 2010 06:50 PM CDT

Description

Crossing the road.

Governor Dodge State Park, WI

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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obidaddy

Date

May 25, 2014

Description

Observed crawling on the roadway between ponds at the LAERF facility.

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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pete_woods

Date

September 6, 2007 09:19 AM EDT

Description

I saw this little wrinkled thing in the water and thought maybe it was a buried mussel, so I grabbed it. It was this turtle's neck. It was probably getting ready to hibernate when I woke it up.

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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joshualincoln

Date

June 9, 2014

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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treeder86

Date

December 14, 2014

Description

Hatchling crossing the highway at the end of the afternoon. It was a mild December day, high of 61F.

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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madalynnegatto

Date

November 20, 2014 03:50 PM CST

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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temminicki

Date

May 28, 2009

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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genebem

Date

November 29, 2014

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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erinmcgrew

Date

August 26, 2014 08:17 AM CDT

Description

One individual observed at a small park surrounded by apartment complexes and roads with traffic.

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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ctracey

Date

August 25, 2014 09:53 AM EDT
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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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Conservation Summary

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