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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
  • Spanish
    • Tortuga lagarto

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Recent observations

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davidelchoma

Date

October 26, 2014 03:30 PM CDT

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What

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

brentano

Date

October 30, 2014

Description

Very hard to tell from photo I know. I am pretty sure the back one is the soft shell turtle I posted earlier.

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What

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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brentano

Date

October 30, 2014

Description

Hard to say for sure from these photos but I would have to say this is soft shell turtle. First photo looks like he is smiling. That cracked me up.

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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laurastracke

Date

the past

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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gtsalmon

Date

October 26, 2014 05:32 PM CDT

Description

AOR in area w no available standing water for several months. Imaged in the back of a pickup and relocated to the Cibolo Creek ~ 1 mile away. Coin on carapace is a US quarter. GTS 1876.

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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kjhurme

Date

October 23, 2014 05:47 PM EDT

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Common snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina

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ashleytubbs

Date

October 4, 2014 12:40 AM CDT

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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naturenut

Date

October 22, 2014

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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jjose

Date

July 6, 2013

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What

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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zooga1961

Date

October 18, 2014

Description

Sunrise hike to cattail pond. one small Snapping observed in cattail pond

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What

Common snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina

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mjcasarez

Date

October 11, 2014 08:42 AM CDT

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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maractwin

Date

October 17, 2014 11:12 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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