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Common Snapping Turtle

Chelydra serpentina


This snapping turtle is a medium-sized male with several leeches noticeable on his forelimbs. Leech parasitism is common for this aquatic turtle species.


Spotted at large stream running through Missouri State University's Darr Agricultural facility.

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ThePalGuy 6 years ago

Brilliant photograph. I wonder what he is saying.

Azura Firdaus W
Azura Firdaus W 6 years ago

wow great photo !

tibiprada 6 years ago

They can sing !

tibiprada 6 years ago

easy .. buddy! :-)

CarolSnowMilne 6 years ago

Does he want to eat you? HA! Great photo! Awesome!

Missouri, USA

Lat: 37.17, Long: -93.34

Spotted on Jun 14, 2007
Submitted on Jun 5, 2012

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