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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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

May 24, 2015 04:12 PM CDT

Description

snapping turtle

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Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina) Chelydra serpentina

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jonesfamily

Date

May 24, 2015 07:20 PM CDT

Description

This fellow climbed out of Mary's Creek and up a large drainage toward Twilight Park. It was oddly calm, moving only its head up a bit to watch us then back down again. We were able to touch its shell and back foot. Perhaps this month's record rains have enabled its journey.

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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progers

Date

May 24, 2015 01:15 PM EDT

Description

Five individuals near bridge and island in middle of Binney Park.
Temp. = 79F

Note: Pair of Mallards with 12 ducklings nearby.

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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mayfly1963

Date

May 23, 2015

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snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina

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floracliff

Date

May 22, 2015 04:32 PM EDT

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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karinaz

Date

May 23, 2015 02:12 PM GST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Found in small vernal pool

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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lfelliott

Date

May 23, 2015 09:26 AM CDT

Description

crossing road

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

dparsons

Date

May 14, 2015

Description

Greenish brown and large

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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the past

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Snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina

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kvjohnson

Date

April 10, 2015

Description

Snapping turtle

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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khimmler

Date

May 7, 2015

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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gmartinezx

Date

April 29, 2015 03:32 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)
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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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