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  • Spanish
    • tortuga lagarto
    • tortuga lagarto común
    • tortuga mordedora
  • 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

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Recent observations

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Common Snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina

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laurentaake

Date

April 10, 2014 03:44 AM CDT

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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tortuga_rapido

Date

April 12, 2014

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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mfontenot22

Date

April 13, 2014 05:16 PM CDT

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

mchlfx

Date

April 11, 2014

Description

This photo is not the best but after viewing the size and the location I am confident this is a snapping turtle.

Please do not hesitate to correct or educate me.

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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royaltyler

Date

April 12, 2014 07:05 PM CDT

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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treichard

Date

April 11, 2014 03:50 PM EDT

Description

Carapace is a full foot long. Snapping Turtle?

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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mperdicas

Date

April 10, 2014 02:37 PM EDT

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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laurentaake

Date

April 3, 2014 01:52 AM CDT

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

laurentaake

Date

April 3, 2014 01:08 AM CDT

Place

Karnak, Il (Google, OSM)

Description

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What

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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jstark918

Date

April 3, 2014

Description

A turtle found on the side of the road at Mermet Lake. I think it is some sort of a snapping turtle.

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

muir

Date

April 5, 2014 05:09 PM EDT

Description

Snapping turtles mating/wrestling in the muck.

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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toristoffel9

Date

April 3, 2014 02:38 PM CDT
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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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Conservation Summary

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