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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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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

happymoose

Date

August 2, 2014 01:21 PM CDT

Place

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Description

I was driving along and noticed this large snapping turtle attempting to cross the road so I pulled over and helped. The turtle made it safely to the other side without being bothered by any more traffic. My sister was nice enough to snap a photo. :)

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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swschuette

Date

June 11, 2014 06:26 PM EDT

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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maryjean

Date

October 28, 2014

Description

Found dead on shore of Baldwin Pond.

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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npollock66

Date

June 5, 2006

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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csavy

Date

July 22, 2008

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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scottking

Date

May 31, 2011 12:22 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Common Snapping Turtle
Cannon River
Red Wing, Minnesota

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Common snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina

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jdhartzel

Date

February 2, 2015 06:39 PM EST

Description

Found this hatchling snapper .

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

jameswbeck

Date

March 15, 2011

Description

*Recently changed to Eastern Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)

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What

common snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

zooga1961

Date

January 27, 2015

Description

Sunrise Hike to Cattail Pond I observed this snapping turtle in cattail pond before Sunrise

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Date

June 12, 2014

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Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Date

June 30, 2013

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

wonder_al

Date

May 28, 2010 06:50 PM CDT

Description

Crossing the road.

Governor Dodge State Park, WI

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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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