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  • 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
  • English
    • Snapping Turtle
    • North American Snapping Turtle
    • Common Snapping Turtle
  • Spanish
    • Tortuga lagarto
  • French
    • tortue serpentine

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Recent observations

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What

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

dmh

Date

May 5, 2008 10:23 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

wesleyneely

Date

February 9, 2016 12:33 PM CST

Description

Very lethargic, 60 degrees Fahrenheit, water was very cold, sunny with a slight breeze.

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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scottwahlberg

Date

February 1, 2016

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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anewman

Date

May 14, 2010

Place

GBWMB (Google, OSM)

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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kucycads

Date

June 22, 2008

Description

right hand

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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fmgee

Date

May 26, 2014 09:11 AM PDT

Place

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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falcon427

Date

July 19, 2014

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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beachbumagg

Date

January 19, 2016 11:44 AM CST

Description

Small one seen in Tarkington Bayou while hiking the Lone Star Hiking Trail.

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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turtleandtort12

Date

August 9, 2014

Place

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Description

close-up of common snapping turtle, Awenda Park, ON

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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turtleandtort12

Date

August 9, 2014

Place

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Description

Algae covered shell, with a leech on its leg. picture taken in 2014, in July, in Kettle's Lake just cruising in the shallow crystal clear water.

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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dracorjc

Date

January 14, 2016 12:08 PM CST

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

jmarchal

Date

June 12, 2013
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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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