Classification
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All Names

  • Italian
    • Testuggine azzannatrice
  • English
    • Common Snapping Turtle
    • North American Snapping Turtle
    • Snapping Turtle
  • 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
  • Spanish
    • Tortuga lagarto
  • French
    • tortue serpentine

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Recent observations

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jfox16

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September 28, 2016 04:44 PM EDT

Description

Juvenile

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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wildlifedoc

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April 21, 2016 01:01 PM CDT

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mdoyle23

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September 24, 2016 10:12 PM EDT

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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sean68

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November 13, 2014 08:29 PM HST

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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llamaescobar

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September 26, 2016 04:30 PM CDT

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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thinbutfun

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August 13, 2013 07:26 AM CDT

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thinbutfun

Date

May 28, 2015 07:16 PM CDT

Description

snapping turtle

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lulubelle

Date

April 27, 2013

Description

By sign in kiosk

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elisewalkerolc

Date

September 23, 2016 07:18 PM CDT

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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rebeccanapoleoni

Date

September 22, 2016 01:02 PM CDT

Description

Hope college Ecology and Animal Behavior labs; doing population and sex study on painted turtles and caught this guy in one of our traps. Almost got ahold of Dr. Murray's leg when we leg it out! 😬

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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diatomwu

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September 24, 2016 11:20 AM CDT

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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smuller

Date

March 22, 2012 10:39 PM EDT

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(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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