Classification
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  • French
    • tortue serpentine
  • 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
  • Spanish
    • Tortuga lagarto

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Recent observations

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What

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

connor22

Date

March 29, 2015 09:13 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

connor22

Date

March 29, 2015 08:55 AM CDT

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What

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

obidaddy

Date

March 29, 2015 03:20 PM CDT

Description

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.

Photos / Sounds

What

Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina) Chelydra serpentina

Observer

derekbromantpwd

Date

March 29, 2015 11:16 AM CDT

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What

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

naturenut

Date

March 26, 2015

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What

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

outlawillusions

Date

March 24, 2015

Description

I caught this photo at River Legacy Park in Arlington,Tx. just behind the Science center in the creek.

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What

Common snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

catenatus

Date

March 25, 2015 08:42 AM CDT

Description

Chelydra serpentina

Photos / Sounds

What

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

nato_perkins

Date

March 24, 2015 07:23 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

magatr0n

Date

March 23, 2015 12:56 PM CDT

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What

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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romeyswanson

Date

March 22, 2015 05:16 PM CDT

Description

Roadside, alive, relocated to nearby creek.

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What

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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andyk

Date

March 21, 2015 04:49 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

davidelchoma

Date

March 18, 2015 01:15 PM CDT

Place

austin, tx (Google, OSM)

Description

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.

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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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