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Diamondback Terrapin

Malaclemys terrapin

Description:

Wasn't a very large snapper, but the beak nose and the very large and sharp claws make me confident this was a snapper.

Habitat:

crawling along a gravel path at Bombay Hook

Notes:

The state symbol of Maryland ... spotted in Delaware

1 species ID suggestions

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 4 years ago
Diamondback terrapin
Malaclemys terrapin Diamondback terrapin

2 Comments

mdwildlife
mdwildlife 4 years ago

cool, thank you. I ran across that species in my search and I didn't feel like the facial features match, but I'm sure you're right

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 4 years ago

Not to disrespect the common snapping turtle, but I think your spotting is WAY cooler. :-) It's a diamondback terrapin.

Delaware, USA

Lat: 39.25, Long: -75.45

Spotted on Jun 30, 2012
Submitted on Jul 1, 2012

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