Classification
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All Names

  • Italian
    • Testuggine azzannatrice
  • 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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connor22

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August 26, 2016 07:05 PM CDT

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davidseburn

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August 27, 2016

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Two hatchlings found alive on road

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bunnyrobinson

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April 15, 2016 07:47 PM CDT

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suezq

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August 24, 2016 02:16 PM CDT

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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fiddleman

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August 24, 2016 09:30 PM COT

Description

Crossing Hwy 77, I stopped to insure his safety. Carapace was about 18-20 inches.

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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jeffperry

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August 20, 2016 11:38 AM EDT

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jheuser

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April 11, 2013 01:39 PM HST

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Nike Pond

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siwnaturalist

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August 23, 2016 09:21 AM EDT

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marykeim

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September 14, 2015 07:31 AM EDT

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Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area, Orange County, FL, September 2015.

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marykeim

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September 14, 2015 07:32 AM EDT

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Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area, Orange County, FL, September 2015.

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rachaelmanto

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August 1, 2016 06:22 PM EDT

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allen7

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August 22, 2016 04:52 PM CDT
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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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