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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What

Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

drewrdavis

Date

May 16, 2013 11:47 AM CDT

Description

Adult found attacking an adult male Northern Shoveler (http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/4723127). Photos by Doug Backlund.

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Date

August 24, 2011 11:42 AM EDT

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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doug6428

Date

December 1, 2016 09:23 AM EST

Description

Seen crossing Oak Ridge Highway. Cool, 41F. Glowing water on side of road from which animal was crossing. Heavy rains day before.

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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scottstolsenberg

Date

June 21, 2016 05:08 PM EDT

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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mlrosten

Date

May 27, 2016 09:09 AM EDT

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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peggyo

Date

March 28, 2016 12:40 PM EDT

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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ehjalmarson

Date

April 26, 2015 02:27 PM CDT

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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gcwarbler

Date

November 18, 2016 09:29 AM CST

Description

We see this big turtle periodically in the creek behind our house. Carapace is probably about 12 to 14 inches long.

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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paris_sealee

Date

November 13, 2016 05:14 PM PST

Place

6, LA (Google, OSM)

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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nereida

Date

November 30, 2016 08:03 AM CST

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

brushfreeman

Date

March 24, 2010 11:49 PM CDT

Description

Big female trying to cross busy highway 71...Rescued and relocated.

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

peggyo

Date

May 3, 2014 09:55 AM EDT
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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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