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  • Scientific Names
    • 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
  • Spanish
    • Tortuga lagarto

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Recent observations

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Observer

anothca

Date

the past

Place

Comal Springs, Comal County, Texas, USA (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

alicep

Date

August 28, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Observer

cps

Date

August 29, 2014

Description

Abandoned

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Square

What

Common snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

derekbromantpwd

Date

August 29, 2014 11:01 AM CDT

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Square

What

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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herinealy

Date

May 27, 2014 04:20 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

patrick062011

Date

August 8, 2014 10:31 AM EDT

Description

This baby snapping turtle was found crossing the street to try to get to the Blue Huron Lagoon.

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Square

What

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

nicolebot

Date

August 22, 2014 06:01 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

rogger

Date

August 24, 2014 03:10 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Snapping Turtle in Parking lot

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No photos or sounds

What

snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

timbir5

Date

August 24, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

tortuga_rapido

Date

August 21, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Charlie, a 36lb snapper, donated his time to educate kids/families at Snakes Turtles & Fun (South Chagrin Reservation). Charlie was released at the site of his capture after the event was finished.

Photos / Sounds

What

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

naturenut

Date

August 22, 2014

Description

finally our two snapping turtles came up for air

Photos / Sounds

What

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

zooga1961

Date

August 16, 2014

Description

Sunrise Hike to Cattail pond. Large turtle in cattail pond. ridged shell. only had opportunity to take 2 photos before is disappeared under water. Did not resurface while I was there

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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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