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Hope college Ecology and Animal Behavior labs; doing population and sex study on painted turtles and caught this guy in one of our traps. Almost got ahold of Dr. Murray's leg when we leg it out! 😬
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).