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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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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nckbpr

Date

July 23, 2016 11:24 AM EDT

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Description

Caught in pond off of Lake Dunmore in Salisbury, Vermont

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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danbeaupre

Date

July 23, 2016 11:19 AM EDT

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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hannah38

Date

April 22, 2016 01:38 PM EDT

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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becca10

Date

July 23, 2016 11:00 AM EDT

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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lauridmiller

Date

May 25, 2016 10:34 AM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Carapace approx 14 inches head to tail.

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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chase8

Date

May 27, 2015 07:54 AM CDT

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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shannon28

Date

June 11, 2016 12:06 PM EDT

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Description

Taylor Trail, north side of Wellington St East, east of Yonge, Newmarket

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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shannon28

Date

June 11, 2016 12:05 PM EDT

Place

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Description

Taylor Trail, north side of Wellington St East, east of Yonge, Newmarket

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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shannon28

Date

June 11, 2016 11:03 AM EDT

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Description

snapping turtle, Kennedy Dr, Mount Albert

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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shannon28

Date

June 7, 2016 07:24 AM EDT

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Description

Snapping turgle on Vandorf SdRd

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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wild-about-texas

Date

July 21, 2016 12:34 PM EDT

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

jscott

Date

July 21, 2016 11:45 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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