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

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What

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

muir

Date

September 13, 2014 04:59 PM EDT

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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crittergitter

Date

April 3, 2014

Place

Duck Creek (Google, OSM)

Description

Very large snapping turtle. 13" width!

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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dtm112

Date

September 29, 2014 11:57 AM EDT

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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celeste2

Date

June 14, 2014

Description

Female trying to lay eggs at edge of gravel parking lot

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

milopyne

Date

April 13, 2014 02:06 PM EDT

Description

In the wetland pond with Nuphar; Coastal Plain native plant area. I assume this turtle came up from the creek and got a good deal!

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

zooga1961

Date

September 20, 2014

Description

sunrise hike to cattail pond. This is the biggest turtle head I think I have seen in cattail pond. At first glance it looked like a log sticking up out of the water. It was at least 6"in diameter

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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svarner

Date

the past

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snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina

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svarner

Date

September 19, 2014

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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arcangles

Date

September 19, 2014 10:19 AM CDT

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Date

June 12, 2014 10:59 AM CDT

Description

Digging a hole for eggs.

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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drebick_amanda

Date

September 15, 2014 04:12 PM EDT

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Snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

treysheana35

Date

the past

Description

A medium size turtle with a long tail

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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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