Classification
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All Names

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

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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jaredholmes

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July 29, 2015 10:55 PM CDT

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kassie2

Date

May 19, 2015 02:44 PM CDT

Description

Found on the Norfork river

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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curiousbynature

Date

April 11, 2010

Description

Ann Lee Pond - can you spot the day spa visitor?

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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shannon3

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July 14, 2015

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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feeney5

Date

July 27, 2015 03:22 PM EDT

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Caught a snapping turtle at the dock on George lake in Killarney P.P.

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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ellagoods

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July 20, 2015 04:36 PM CDT

Description

County, 45

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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barrettrp

Date

July 4, 2010 11:45 AM EDT

Description

Baby snapping turtle. About 1.5 ".

A hatchling?

Scooped up in the last inch of water in a vernal pool. First thought to be an old walnut! It was very small.

Captured, photographed and released in a pond where I had seen other snapping turtles.

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barrettrp

Date

August 6, 2013 04:50 PM EDT

Description

Baby snapping turtle. A year old?

Found on road beside a nearly dried up vernal pool. About 2 inches.

Captured, photographed and released in a nice snapper friendly pond with a lot of lily pads.

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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lrodriguez

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July 24, 2015 06:21 PM EDT

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daveward90834

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July 24, 2015 06:21 PM EDT

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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zooga1961

Date

July 19, 2015

Description

July 19 Sunrise hike to Cattail Pond

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marknenadov

Date

September 5, 2004

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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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