Adult male snapping turtle from main pond at Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., New Mexico, USA. Unknown if this species is native to or introduced/established in the Rio Grande in central New Mexico.
Turtle in Cattail Pond, Cedar Ridge Preserve, Dallas TX
sept 29 512p
hit by car, severe head trauma, DOA
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).