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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
  • English
    • Snapping Turtle
    • North American Snapping Turtle
    • Common Snapping Turtle
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    • Tortuga lagarto

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Common snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina

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ashleytubbs

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October 4, 2014 12:40 AM CDT

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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naturenut

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October 22, 2014

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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jjose

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July 6, 2013

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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zooga1961

Date

October 18, 2014

Description

Sunrise hike to cattail pond. one small Snapping observed in cattail pond

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Common snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina

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mjcasarez

Date

October 11, 2014 08:42 AM CDT

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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maractwin

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October 17, 2014 11:12 AM EDT

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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muir

Date

October 10, 2014 10:11 AM EDT

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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brushf

Date

October 11, 2014

Description

Seen crawling in shallow water of stock pond.

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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gyrrlfalcon

Date

October 14, 2014

Description

This one had a very long tail, and a conspicuous amount of mud on its back. It was moving stealthily. I suspect snapping turtle, but I so rarely see them in the water, that it was difficult for me to discern.

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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loarie

Date

October 13, 2014 02:57 PM PDT

Description

This one rounded out a 5 turtle species walk along the boardwalk - pretty sweet!

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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ctracey

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August 25, 2014 09:54 AM EDT

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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dhitchcox

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September 11, 2014 10:58 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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Conservation Summary

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