Found on the Norfork river
Ann Lee Pond - can you spot the day spa visitor?
Caught a snapping turtle at the dock on George lake in Killarney P.P.
Baby snapping turtle. About 1.5 ".
Scooped up in the last inch of water in a vernal pool. First thought to be an old walnut! It was very small.
Captured, photographed and released in a pond where I had seen other snapping turtles.
Baby snapping turtle. A year old?
Found on road beside a nearly dried up vernal pool. About 2 inches.
Captured, photographed and released in a nice snapper friendly pond with a lot of lily pads.
July 19 Sunrise hike to Cattail Pond
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).