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Snapping turtle

Chelydra serpentina

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5 Comments

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

nice capture!

JackieHolmesBurns
JackieHolmesBurns 9 years ago

Love it when they do this!

isabellasmurf
isabellasmurf 9 years ago

Do you have more pictures of the turtle?

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 9 years ago

Cool photo! Snapping turtles perform this 'standing up' behavior when they are out of the water and feel threatened. They do this to make themselves look bigger than they really are to possibly scare off a potential predator. Take a look at Peter's snapping turtle spotting where this same behavior is displayed: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/614...

Daacwen
Daacwen 9 years ago

I never knew their legs got that long.

Darwinist
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Darwinist

Lewiston, Maine, USA

Spotted on Jun 13, 2012
Submitted on Jun 13, 2012

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