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common snapping turtle

Chelydra serpentina

Description:

Happy Global Turtle Day everyone! This juvenile snapping turtle smiled for the occasion - right before he tried to bite the camera! This young turtle (6 inch shell length) was the second snapping turtle located in the shallows, where nearly a dozen adult musk turtles were observed feeding on aquatic vegetation.

Habitat:

Hanging out in the cattails in a slow-moving inlet on a freshwater lake. Submerged.

Notes:

C. serpentina # 4 in Megunticook Watershed survey

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6 Comments

Kulifeld
Kulifeld a month ago

Look at that big beautiful bugger! Love his eyes.

chebeague7
chebeague7 a year ago

Awesome picture David This is amazing snapping turtles are so exciting!

chebeague8
chebeague8 a year ago

Cool picture!

julia11cc
julia11cc a year ago

That is Amazing!!!!!!

williefromwi
williefromwi a year ago

wonderful spotting and nice detail on your photos

NeilDazet
NeilDazet a year ago

Great spotting for World Turtle Day!

Maine, USA

Lat: 44.27, Long: -69.16

Spotted on May 23, 2012
Submitted on May 23, 2012

Spotted for mission

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