Classification
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All Names

  • English
    • Common Snapping Turtle
    • North American Snapping Turtle
    • Snapping Turtle
  • 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
  • Spanish
    • Tortuga lagarto
  • French
    • tortue serpentine

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Recent observations

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What

Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

reclaimednj

Date

May 27, 2016 09:28 AM EDT

Description

Road killed.

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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susmi97

Date

May 26, 2016 01:54 PM EDT

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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gabbie

Date

May 20, 2016 02:33 PM EDT

Description

Seen by Rick K, Jamie, and Beth H.

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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luke_pearson

Date

March 30, 2013

Description

Captured in baited hoop net in abandoned fish hatchery pond.

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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luke_pearson

Date

May 31, 2013

Description

Crossing the road.

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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tortuga_rapido

Date

May 25, 2016

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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conhawn

Date

May 26, 2016 05:43 PM CDT

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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turtltim

Date

May 26, 2016 03:29 PM EDT

Description

Road mortality across from entrance of city park. Eleven intact eggs were salvaged. They will be incubated and hatchlings released near in wetland near where female was found.

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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skiman1016

Date

May 26, 2016 11:40 AM ADT

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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gyrrlfalcon

Date

May 25, 2016

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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calloftheloon

Date

May 25, 2016 11:04 AM EDT

Description

Crossing busy road, I helped it along

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

eeyorewg

Date

May 12, 2016 05:23 PM 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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