Very lethargic, 60 degrees Fahrenheit, water was very cold, sunny with a slight breeze.
Small one seen in Tarkington Bayou while hiking the Lone Star Hiking Trail.
close-up of common snapping turtle, Awenda Park, ON
Algae covered shell, with a leech on its leg. picture taken in 2014, in July, in Kettle's Lake just cruising in the shallow crystal clear water.
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).