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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
  • English
    • Snapping Turtle
    • North American Snapping Turtle
    • Common Snapping Turtle
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    • Tortuga lagarto

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Recent observations

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

nicolebot

Date

August 22, 2014 06:01 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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rogger

Date

August 24, 2014 03:10 PM EDT

Place

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Description

Snapping Turtle in Parking lot

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snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina

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timbir5

Date

August 24, 2014

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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tortuga_rapido

Date

August 21, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Charlie, a 36lb snapper, donated his time to educate kids/families at Snakes Turtles & Fun (South Chagrin Reservation). Charlie was released at the site of his capture after the event was finished.

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

naturenut

Date

August 22, 2014

Description

finally our two snapping turtles came up for air

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

zooga1961

Date

August 16, 2014

Description

Sunrise Hike to Cattail pond. Large turtle in cattail pond. ridged shell. only had opportunity to take 2 photos before is disappeared under water. Did not resurface while I was there

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Snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

crimmer

Date

August 21, 2014 09:41 AM EDT

Description

Road kill on Route 5

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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azchipka

Date

August 8, 2014 12:29 PM EDT

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What

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

kokhuitan

Date

February 3, 2009 06:56 PM SGT

Description

Found this released turtle in MacRitchie Reservoir on 3Feb09.

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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riversedge

Date

August 17, 2014 02:10 PM EDT

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Snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina

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ryan4681

Date

August 17, 2014 02:38 PM EDT

Description

Round about in beaver Creek shopping center

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

kotenburg

Date

June 3, 2014
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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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