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    • 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
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    • North American Snapping Turtle
    • Common Snapping Turtle
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Recent observations

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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larry522

Date

April 7, 2010

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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rcurtis

Date

September 23, 2014

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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dfwuw

Date

November 1, 2014

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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zooga1961

Date

November 12, 2014

Description

Sunrise hike to cattail pond, one turtle seen in cattail pond this morning. it was 39 degrees and windy

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Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina) Chelydra serpentina

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derekw2

Date

October 16, 2014 01:48 PM EDT

Description

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lomoloop

Date

June 4, 2012

Description

Snapping turtle was observed laying eggs on sandy beach of Ives Lake near the outlet of the lake into the River Stix. She was not actively digging when we observed her, but was not motionless. Weather: partly cloudy, temperature 70s F. Moon phase: waning gibbous. Lake has some granite outcrops along its shore and an adjacent wetland to the southwest. The surrounding forest is mixed hardwood/conifer. Observers were Henry Loope (photographer), Walt Loope, and Lora Loope.

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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timbir5

Date

May 15, 2012 02:50 PM EDT

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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gtsalmon

Date

June 5, 2011 10:42 AM CDT

Description

AOR on Route 22. Imaged only. GTS 1074.

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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zooga1961

Date

October 25, 2014

Description

sunrise hike to cattail pond , Two medium sized snappers seen in the pond this morning

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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bioblitzcoe

Date

the past

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(Somewhere...)

Description

POND LIFE AT CROSS OAKS ELEMENTARY
Snapping turtles can be invasive. We found several babies last spring surrounding the pond. There are also resident Red Eared Sliders. Lets start "Snapping" some pictures :) READ SOME VERY INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT SNAPPERS http://www.buzzfeed.com/turtlefeed/10-awesome-snapping-turtle-facts-ruc

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davidelchoma

Date

October 26, 2014 03:30 PM CDT

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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brentano

Date

October 30, 2014

Description

Very hard to tell from photo I know. I am pretty sure the back one is the soft shell turtle I posted earlier.

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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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