Catherine and I saw this snapping turtle on the bank. Got this picture as it slid back in to the creek. I had seen one previously in this creek.
I caught this photo at River Legacy Park in Arlington,Tx. just behind the Science center in the creek.
Roadside, alive, relocated to nearby creek.
Observed two snapping turtles off the hike and bike trail. One of the individuals, presumably the mail, was mounted atop the second snapping turtle for 22minutes. After dismounting, the two turtles separated.
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).