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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
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    • Snapping Turtle
    • North American Snapping Turtle
    • Common Snapping Turtle
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Recent observations

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What

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

fdouglasmartin

Date

July 18, 2014 08:04 AM CDT

Description

Specimen was dipnetted while sampling for fish in a drainage ditch near Sterling High School in Bay Town, TX. After being photographed it was released where it had been caught.

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common snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina

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jcabbott

Date

July 22, 2014

Description

Found this snapping turtle on the trail at Wild Basin.

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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sdnhm

Date

March 21, 2014

Description

Gravid female found sunning in aqueduct. Brought into Dr. Lee Young and donated to SDNHM.
Photo was taken in captivity.

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

genebem

Date

July 20, 2014 08:24 AM CDT

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Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina) Chelydra serpentina

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genebem

Date

July 20, 2014 08:24 AM CDT

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snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina

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deandsusan

Date

July 19, 2014 11:01 AM EDT

Place

The Pogue (Google, OSM)

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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nicolebot

Date

July 18, 2014 03:32 PM HST

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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damien

Date

July 12, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

hit by car

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

wec_i2i

Date

June 28, 2014 11:40 AM EDT

Description

Trap in cove

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joshualincoln

Date

July 8, 2014

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What

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

coachwhipbooks

Date

July 11, 2014

Description

Missing an eye.

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What

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

zooga1961

Date

July 4, 2014

Description

Sunrise Hike at Cattail Pond, I observed this turtle in Cattail Pond. It has a double row ridged shell similar to an alligator snapping turtle. It has a thick tail and what I can only think to describe as a fat shaggy head, It remained under water.

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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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