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  • 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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Recent observations

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What

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

danielksepka

Date

April 18, 2015 04:05 PM EDT

Description

Dead individual next to stream

Photos / Sounds

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What

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

mikaelb

Date

April 14, 2015 07:16 PM CDT

Description

I was excited to observe this Snapping Turtle in the creek while I was jogging. I estimated the shell was a little over a foot long. This is only the second time I’ve found this species on Lake Creek Trail since 2006.

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What

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

tclark

Date

April 17, 2015 03:25 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina) Chelydra serpentina

Observer

msieges

Date

April 17, 2015 05:06 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

turtltim

Date

April 17, 2015 04:24 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

tortuga_rapido

Date

April 12, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

"Hairston Bottom"

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

connor22

Date

April 16, 2015 11:36 AM CDT

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What

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

connor22

Date

April 13, 2015 03:31 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

damien

Date

April 13, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

hit by car, doa

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

mduffy

Date

April 10, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

toby

Date

April 13, 2015 05:51 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

ezmurtaugh

Date

April 13, 2015

Description

sunning in the canal south of Boston Store

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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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