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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June 9, 2015 12:39 PM EDT

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inat7

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July 10, 2013 03:48 PM EDT

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sage_m

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October 19, 2016 12:08 PM EDT

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srgalehouse

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July 16, 2011 03:47 PM EDT

Description

Snapping turtle with leech.

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wildstein

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November 6, 2015 09:35 AM EST

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erikmholly

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January 18, 2017 01:14 PM CST

Description

Recently hatched as you can see by its size.

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jenfalvy

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September 17, 2016 10:48 PM EDT

Description

This turtle was located on September 18, 2016 on a path leading away from a small wetland and going to the deep clay and mud grounds of the forest, possibly preparing for his winter hibernation?

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indiandyjones

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May 30, 2016 08:01 AM EDT

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May 9, 2016 01:32 PM EDT

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noaboa

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January 13, 2017 11:52 PM EST

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corvid81

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January 11, 2017 12:26 PM CST

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krisdovigi

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September 17, 2016 06:28 PM 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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