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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
  • English
    • Snapping Turtle
    • North American Snapping Turtle
    • Common Snapping Turtle
  • Spanish
    • Tortuga lagarto

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Recent observations

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What

snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

svarner

Date

September 19, 2014

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Date

June 12, 2014 10:59 AM CDT

Description

Digging a hole for eggs.

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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drebick_amanda

Date

September 15, 2014 04:12 PM EDT

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Snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina

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treysheana35

Date

the past

Description

A medium size turtle with a long tail

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

h04ryb4t

Date

September 13, 2014 11:23 AM EDT

Place

Onondaga Lake Park, Lakedide Trail (Google, OSM)

Description

3 juveniles, measuring about 3 cm carapace length.

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Observer

h04ryb4t

Date

September 13, 2014 11:23 AM EDT

Place

Onondaga Lake Park, Lakedide Trail (Google, OSM)

Description

3 juveniles, measuring about 3 cm carapace length.

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What

common snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

valerie3

Date

August 12, 2014

Place

ty ty ga (Google, OSM)

Description

This guy was trying to go from the south corner here at Ty Ty to the farm NE. You could see his path through the grass clearly in the dew. He struck my boots 3 times so I figured he didn't want assistance. Did not see his carcass on the way home so I assume he crossed safely.

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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sjlapan

Date

September 12, 2014 04:40 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

DOA

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Snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina

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crimmer

Date

August 28, 2014 11:48 AM EDT

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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cmstinson

Date

May 1, 2014

Description

Crossing pathway.

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

elevatorsandwich

Date

September 8, 2014 08:23 PM EDT

Description

Found in New York Botanical garden

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What

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

muir

Date

September 7, 2014 11:35 AM 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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