Dead individual next to stream
I was excited to observe this Snapping Turtle in the creek while I was jogging. I estimated the shell was a little over a foot long. This is only the second time I’ve found this species on Lake Creek Trail since 2006.
hit by car, 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).