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Common Snapping Turtle

Chelydra serpentina

Habitat:

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Notes:

He was sitting in the entrance to a trail off of the bike path.


1 species ID suggestions

Common Snapping Turtle
Chelydra serpentina Common snapping turtle

5 Comments

rebeca.e.rodriguez
rebeca.e.rodriguez 2 years ago

That's a funny coincidence. Thanks for letting me know.

bandhturtlesite
bandhturtlesite 2 years ago

Yes it is really national turtle day. It was started in 2000 by the American Tortoise Rescue.

rebeca.e.rodriguez
rebeca.e.rodriguez 2 years ago

Is it really national turtle day or did you make that up?

bandhturtlesite
bandhturtlesite 2 years ago

That is a big snapper, it has been around for some years!

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 2 years ago

Nice spotting. Happy World Turtle Day! :-)

NYC, New York, USA

Lat: 40.62, Long: -73.82

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

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