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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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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tbrown10

Date

April 30, 2016 05:57 PM EDT

Description

The picture is taken with my iPhone. His head is sticking up out of the water.

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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krosenthal

Date

April 24, 2016 04:49 PM EDT

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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briang

Date

April 28, 2016 06:53 PM CDT

Description

Found a dinosaur...

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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matthewfreelon

Date

April 29, 2016 01:24 PM CDT

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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matthewfreelon

Date

April 29, 2016 01:24 PM CDT

Description

Found this girl crossing street

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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rmille34

Date

April 28, 2016 08:05 PM CDT

Description

Found in the parking lot of St. Luke's in the Woodlands, Texas.

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What

Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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tortuga_rapido

Date

April 15, 2016

Description

Kason Swamp between Big Met golf course and Old Lorain Road.

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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mabernathy

Date

April 28, 2016 02:58 PM CDT

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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aheathco

Date

June 18, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Attempting to nest on gravel turnaround from highway

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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picklepastures

Date

April 28, 2016 01:36 PM CDT

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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ian14

Date

April 27, 2016 05:58 PM CDT

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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davidelchoma

Date

April 27, 2016 03:53 PM CDT

Place

Austin, TX (Google, OSM)

Description

Observed at outflow into town lake. Just off the hike and bike trail. Adult.

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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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