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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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What

Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

treeder86

Date

December 14, 2014

Description

Hatchling crossing the highway at the end of the afternoon. It was a mild December day, high of 61F.

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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madalynnegatto

Date

November 20, 2014 03:50 PM CST

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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temminicki

Date

May 28, 2009

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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genebem

Date

November 29, 2014

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

erinmcgrew

Date

August 26, 2014 08:17 AM CDT

Description

One individual observed at a small park surrounded by apartment complexes and roads with traffic.

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What

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

ctracey

Date

August 25, 2014 09:53 AM EDT

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What

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

cullen

Date

November 24, 2014 10:07 AM CST

Description

Foraging in the out flow of Longhorn Dam. Egrets and cormorants will line up for fish coming over the dam. EX: http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/1094710

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What

common snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

zooga1961

Date

November 23, 2014

Description

Sunrise hike to Cattail Pond
After the duck and great egret left Cattail Pond I walked around the pond to look for blanchard's cricket frogs. instead I observed this snapping turtle near the shore and near the surface of the water. at first I thought it was dead because it wasn't moving and it has a large hole in the top of its shell. as I was photographing it's head it slowly opened it's eye, slowly moved its head and then slowly swam away.

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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

Observer

dfwuw

Date

November 1, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

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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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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